San Juan de la Vega
This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers
Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
Watch This Mexican Town Celebrate Their Namesake with Fertilizer Bombs and Sledgehammers
Festival-goers in San Juan de la Vega strap explosives to sledgehammers and smash them to the ground.
Vincent L. Long