A Bengali couple named Sofie and Amit were married in a traditional Bengali wedding ceremony in Mamallapuram in eastern India. In the Gaye Holud ritual, the bride and groom are presented with fish dressed up as them. Sofie took it upon herself to have some fun with her fish!
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A boy crawls under a cow during a religious ceremony celebrating the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the festival during which they worship cows, which are considered a maternal figure, and other animals. It is very similar to the Govardhan Puja festival posted earlier.
18 Years old Indian girl Mangli Munda was told by village elders that she was cursed with bad luck and to lift the spell permanently she was ordered to marry a dog because if she marries a man it would bring destruction to the family and her community. They were married in a ceremony in the girl’s village in Jharkhand, India.
Hindu priests sit in cauldrons of water in front of a fire while performing the “Parjanya Varun Yagam”, a special prayer for rain, in the western Indian city of Ahmadabad.
Around the world, Easter Monday is a day of relaxing with friends and family, enjoying the leftovers from the prior day’s feast. For the people of Bessiers, a town near Toulouse in Southern France, Easter Monday is the day to enjoy an omelette.
But, not just any omelette. Legend has it that, while traveling through the region, Napoleon and his army rested near Bessiers. While there, Napoleon ate an omelette prepared by a local innkeeper. He found this omelette so delicious, he ordered the whole town to gather and prepare a huge omelette for his army.