How do Vietnamese heat up for New Year? Wrestling

By Giang Chinh   February 6, 2017 | 10:44 am GMT+7

The Hai Phong wrestling festival was first held more than 700 years ago by local fishermen.

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The festival at Vinh Khe Village in the northern port city of Hai Phong was held on February 3 this year, the second day Vietnam officially resumed business after a week-long Lunar New Year break.

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It gathered 40 professional wrestlers from across the country including winners of international prizes, and an audience of thousands.

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To win you have to pin your opponent on the ground for at least three seconds.

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It might look dangerous, but it’s one of the best moves to win.

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The winner received VND15 million but the audience also gave cash prizes to their favorite fighters.

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