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Royal Shrovetide Football
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Each year the people of Ashbourne, England, do battle in one of the world’s oldest and most dangerous games.
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For over 500 years, an epic battle has raged between the Spanish towns of Guadix and Baza over a holy statue.
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An ancient celebration that brings renewed spiritual protection to Shinto temples is also a way of life.
Fiesta de la Tradición
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Once a year, gauchos from all over the country gather in Argentina to show off their equestrian skills.
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The Ifugao people of the Philippines use the Gotad-Ad Kiangan festival to preserve their ancestral heritage.
Tapati Rapa Nui
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Descendants of Easter Island's native tribes hold an ancient competition of strength, endurance, and bravery.