|Observed by||residents of Chumbivilcas Province|
Takanakuy ("when the blood is boiling" in the Quechua language) is an annual festival held on 25 December by the inhabitants of Chumbivilcas Province, near Cuzco in Peru. The festival consists of dancing and of individuals fighting each other to settle old scores or simply to display their fighting skills. Men, women and children take part. For the participants it is an important part of their cultural heritage.