The Town Where Women Engage in Bloody Fist Fights to Make it Rain

Every year in May, women from the Nahua villages of Guerrero, Mexico, get together to beat the living daylights out of each other. 

All the blood they spill during the fight is collected in buckets, and later used to plough and water their lands. The villagers actually believe that this bizarre ritual will bring them rain.

The festival, like many others in Mexico, combines catholic and prehispanic traditions. 

On the first day, women wake up early to make large quantities of food. They prepare turkey, chicken, rice, boiled eggs, pozole, mole, and tortillas, that they take along with them to the fighting grounds. 

At the official site, they lay out the food and decorate the area with flowers and inflated turkey bellies.