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Elephant festival in India

Elephant festival in India

Decorated with silver and gold bracelets and rings, expensive fabrics the gray giant. Elephant festival in the India

Elephant festival in India
Each year in the Indian city of Jaipur there is Elephant festival – one of the brightest and most colorful festivals in India. The owners of elephants in every way dress up and paint, hoping to win the competition “The most beautiful elephant.” The festival consists of a parade of elephants, different games with their participation and fair, where you can buy everything, including these beautiful animals.
The annual colorful festival in Jaipur is certainly one of the most significant events in India. And to see elephants in bright clothes, painted in the most bizarre way, for this holiday thousands of visitors come to the capital of Rajasthan Jaipur. In fact, the Elephants Festival takes place on the full moon day in February – March. In addition, at this time there are many other holidays, and therefore the congestion of tourists and local visitors is huge.

Elephant festival in India

Amazing painting on elephant. Jaipur, India

Meanwhile, elephants play an important role in Indian society. They are present at the most ceremonies, at weddings, and on religious festivals. And everywhere these huge animals are considered honored guests. However, Elephant Festival Jaipur turns elephants from guests into real heroes of the event. Riders carefully wash their elephants, paint them and decorate with bright clothes. These are the local traditions: on the sides of elephants you can see whole scenes from life, and among the adornments – silver and gold bracelets and rings, expensive fabrics for tusks, in short, all the best for the gray giants.

Owners of elephants do not just try to decorate their pet, the festival also holds a contest for the most elegant elephant and his rider. So the Indians are trying with might and main – from expensive and bright outfits to the unusual painting of an elephant.

French photographer and avid traveler Charles Freger has just recently visited this event and made wonderful portraits of the festival participants.

In addition, a similar ode to elephants is sung in Thailand. So, every year on March 13 elephants, along with their drivers, parade in front of the audience. And in the end they have a real feast of wonderful fresh fruits. In addition, Buddhist monks read the prayers and bless the drivers.

Elephant festival in India

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