Bac Giang Province Holds Mud-Wrestling Festival, Complete with Rice Wine

Over the weekend, residents of Bac Giang’s Yen Vien village enjoyed a three-day festival in which local men sport loincloths, consume three bowls of rice wine each and participate in a mud-wrestling challenge. The main event, a football-esque competition, pits two eight-man teams against one another as either side attempts to score a ‘goal’ by carrying a 20-kilo wooden ball to one end of the muddy pitch. The festivities drew dozens of spectators, who stayed clean by hiding behind sheets of canvas.

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