Do you know what some Russian people like to do on the last day of winter or the first days of spring? They indulge themselves in the activities called "mass fights" and burn things that look like crosses. These activities are well attended, the girls sing and dance to encourage the guys, performers play balalaika and accordions and the local municipalities widely advertise and support
it year after year. Guys used to get undressed (topless) too. Boys as young as nine years old can participate in the traditional mass fights, which are often conducted in the main city square. Unlike other sports activities, these fights don't have winners or losers, and don't stop when some goal is reached, unless to the mutual satisfaction of both sides.