Video: Meet Europe's modern-day highlanders
Highland Games Photograph: (Reuters)
The Highland Games is a celebrated series of competitions that are held at several places around the world. More and more communities across Europe are participating in the games. And in doing so, not only are the participants engaging in tests of strength but they are also rediscovering their Celtic heritage. For instance, Germany alone hosts around 46 such competitions. The games consists of caber toss, stone put and weight over the bar, among others.
It is a visual display of people returning to their heritage and playing conventional games. More than just another competition, the games are being seen as a great community development program that binds the people together.