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This Crazy Mayan Tradition Involves A Drunken Horse Race And Chicken

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“The riders need to drink alcohol so that they don’t feel afraid.”

Dude, drunken horse racing is a legit thing in Guatemala.

Let’s back up for a second. It’s right around the Day of the Dead and the townspeople of Todos Santos celebrate with a three-day festival culminating in this sometimes deadly race. The history of the festival dates back to when the Spanish conquistadors invaded Guatemala and enslaved and killed all the Mayans in their path. Those who were enslaved were not allowed to touch anything that belonged to the Spanish, especially not the horses.

Once the Spanish arrived in Todos Santos, one brave Mayan stole a horse and raced it around the town until he was caught and executed. So every year since then, the residents of the town honor this courageous Mayan.

So what better way to celebrate this brave Mayan than with traditionally colorful outfits, horses and alcohol…lots of alcohol? We don’t know either. Oh, there’s a chicken too.  Check out Vice’s video above.

READ: 13 Things We’re Better at When We’re Drunk

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7 Selena Quintanilla Outfits You Could Totally Pull Off Today

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Black & White

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