Port-au-Prince : Lutte Sauvage(Wrestling Match)

People sing and dance before a traditional wrestling match known as “lutte sauvage” in French and Creole, or “savage fight”, in Port-au-Prince

The fights are held during Holy Week because most people are on holiday

Anyone at the event can fight, where competitors do not wear protection and use only their bodies to compete. The only rules are not to injure the rival’s eyes, mouth or crotch area

People pray to win bets as many of the spectators gamble on the outcome of the contest

Frankel Filesmon, 19, celebrates his victory

Images Source

About these ads

What Are Your Thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s