Does lifting giant rocks and rolling them around your neck sound fun? Does it sound impressive? Does it sound like it is a sport? If you answered no to any of these questions, you may be in for a quite the surprise! In the North of Spain, in the Basque Country, stone lifting is one of many of the Basque rural sports. Basque rural sports? You may be wondering that very question.  In the Basque country sporting competitions have emerged from two common occupations, fishing and farming.

From these professions were created many different interesting sports. Here is a list of some of them.


Wood Chopping

Dragging Games (Yes, this is dragging heavy things as fast as you can)

Stone Lifting

Hole Drilling

Anvil Lifting

Bale Lifting

Bale Tossing

Cob Gathering

Churn Carrying

Tug of War


etc, etc.


Wow! Look at that list! I think what amazes me about this is that it helps me to remember that there are so many different and interesting cultures and traditions in the world.  Today with the advances in technology and transportation it allows us to experience many distant cultures that we wouldn’t have been able to years ago. One great way that we can get more connected to other cultures is to pick up another language! With dexway you have many different great opportunities tolearn a language online.

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