Royal Shrovetide Football
Each year the people of Ashbourne, England, do battle in one of the world’s oldest and most dangerous games.
This 500-year-old tradition sees the Spanish towns of Guadix and Baza go to mock-battle over a holy statue.
An ancient celebration that brings renewed spiritual protection to Shinto temples is also a way of life.
Fiesta de la Tradición
In the Argentinian equivalent of a rodeo, horsemen, or gauchos, compete in the annual festival.
Gotad Ad Kiangan
The ancestral heritage of the Ifugao of the Philippines is preserved in their Gotad Ad Kiangan festival.
Tapati Rapa Nui
Descendants of Easter Island's native tribes hold an ancient competition of strength, endurance, and bravery.