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Takanakuy (Quechua for "tae hit ilka ither")[1] is an annual establishit practice o fechtin fellae communitie members haud on 25 December, bi the indwallers o Chumbivilcas Province, near Cuzco in Peru.[2] The practice stairtit in Santo Tomás, the caipital o Chumbivilcas, an haes nou spread tae ither villages an ceeties, the prominent yins bein Cuzco an Lima. The festival consists o dancin an o individuals fechtin ilka ither tae settle auld conflicts or seemply tae display thair manhood.[3][4]

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  1. Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. Peleas rituales: la waylía takanakuy en Santo Tomás. Revista Antropológica. 2012.
  3. "Takanakuy – The Fighting Festival of Peru". Events. Oddity Central. 22 Februar 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  4. "A traditional holiday fist-fight". Reuters. 27 December 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2012.