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El Salvadorans Have Fireball Fight For Saint Jeronimo


There are lots of reasons that we Latinos are hella-awesome. One of them is our complete disregard for safety. Take, for example, the Salvadoran tradition of hurling friggin’ fireballs at each other on August 31st. Yes, you read right. Every year the town of Nejapa commemorates the anniversary of a devastating volcanic eruption in 1922 by throwing gasoline soaked ragsballs at each other. Legend has it that the hot lava that destroyed the town was actually hometown Saint Jeronimo fighting the Devil with fireballs. How destroying the homes of poor people combats the Devil, we’re not sure. Who are we to question Saint Jeronimo?

Via Telegraph UK.

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