Day of the Geese

Day of the Geese

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Day of the Geese, also known as Antzar Eguna, is a competition held as part of the San Antol n festival in the Basque fishing-town of Lekeitio, in which participants attempt to decapitate a goose suspended on a rope above the town harbor. Boats pass beneath the bird, from which leap young men who hold on to the goose, which has been greased, and try to remove its head as those holding the rope on either side of the harbor pull the rope taught to raise the man and bird into the air and then let the rope slacken to send them falling into the water. This is repeated until either the young man has fallen off, in which case the next participant takes his place, or he has successfully removed the head of the goose. Any dispute as to who has won is resolved by racing around San Nicolas Island in the middle of Lekeitio Bay. As a prize, the winner of the competition gets to keep the goose.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135906801
  • 9786135906806