I went to this rad festival/parade a while ago, and still haven't blogged about it.
We went Vizianagaram for the fisherman's festival. Here are the important parts:
- Everyone gathers to watch the parade. Everyone = 400,000 people in a 10-block radius. So crowded. As in scary crowded.
- The parade doesn't last that long, and the same few things go by 3 times.
- The highlight: a temple priest comes by, attached to a 60-or-so-foot pole, held up in the air by the weight of the men holding him up. Then EVERYONE throws BANANAS at him. (They throw bananas, because they are a substitute for fish, and bananas are cheaper than fish.)
So funny and I would be so terrified to be that guy.