The Fist Fight Festival In La Esperanza, Mexico To Summon Rain

La Esperanza is a little town in the state of Guerrero, where the majority of its inhabitants belong to the Nahua ethnic group. During the first days of May, following the tradition of ‘Romperse la madre’ (which in English is something like ‘beating the living crap out of each other’), people from the town ‘La Esperanza’ meet in a field with people from the neighboring town of ‘Rancho Las Lomas’ to engage in one on one fights as a symbolic sacrifice to the gods in exchange for a good rainy season. Men, children, women and even the elderly, choose an opponent from the neighboring village to try to knock them out, or fight until one of the rivals decides to surrender. For the people of ‘La Esperanza’, every drop of blood means a drop of rain, so the fights do not usually end until they open a pair of lips and break a couple of noses.

The Fist Fight festival in La Esperanza, Mexico to summon rain

The Fist Fight festival in La Esperanza, Mexico to summon rain

The Fist Fight festival in La Esperanza, Mexico to summon rain

The Fist Fight festival in La Esperanza, Mexico to summon rain

The Fist Fight festival in La Esperanza, Mexico to summon rain

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