Mar 1, 2011

Day of the Geese

Antzar Eguna, is a Spanish tradition in which a greased goose is suspended over water and young men jump from boats and attempt to rip off the head of the goose. This competition serves as a way for young men to prove their strength and eligibility to females. The winner also gets to keep the goose. Although this tradition was once practiced all over Spain with live geese,  it is now only held during the San Antolin festival in Lekeitio, with a dead goose.