Thousands catch fish with bare hands at annual festival in Vietnam

This Vietnamese festival sees locals trying to catch fish with their bare hands in a lake.

Footage captured in Thanh Hóa province in the country's north-central region on June 14 shows festival goers strolling through the water as they search for fish.

The participant who catches the biggest fish wins the game and is said to have a year of good luck and prosperity.

This unique festival, which attracts crowds from the surrounding area, takes place every year and is celebrated to wish for good health and productive harvest.