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Another Bizarre Ritual of Crawling Under A Cow During Diwali Festival In Nepal

Tihar Festival, India Photo by: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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.

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Indian Teenage Girl Marries A Dog To Ward Off Evil Spirit

Indian Girl Marries A Dog

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.

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Bizarre Hindu Prayer For Rain In Ahmadabad, India

Hindu priests prayer for rain

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.

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Giant Easter Omelette

Giant Easter Omelette

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.

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Bolivian Skull Festival

Bolivian Skull Festival

Day of the Dead or skull festival is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

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