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Bishop Mule Days

Bishop Mule Days is an annual festival celebrating the mule, held in Bishop, California over a six-day period leading up to Memorial Day. More than 700 mules compete in 181 events and the largest non-motorized parade in the United States. It started as a small show in 1969 with a few hundred attendees and has grown to Bishops largest event, attracting as many as 30.000 spectators. Among mule shows, Bishop Mule Days has been described as "The Granddaddy of Them All". Bob Tallman has been the senior announcer of Bishop Mule Days for over 20 years. Also included are an arts and crafts show, a ...

Combat de Reines

Combat de Reines or Swiss Cow fighting ;, is a traditional event held mostly in the Swiss canton of Valais, in which a cow fights another cow. Each year, the Swiss canton of Valais hosts a series of cow fights known as combats de reines, which began in the 1920s and has drawn as many as 50.000 spectators in a year. The winner is called La Reine des Reines and increases dramatically in value. At the end of the year, a grand final is held in Aproz, where the six best from seven districts do battle in six weight categories. Cows naturally fight to determine dominance in the herd, and this is ...

Dog spinning

Dog spinning, trichane na kuche) is a ritual that was traditionally practiced on the first day of Lent in the village of Brodilovo in southeastern Bulgaria. It is related to similar rituals used on this day at other villages, in which the dogs were whipped or beaten. The ritual is thought to have pagan origins and was performed in order to prevent rabies. In dog spinning, a dog is suspended above water on a rope. The dog is turned repeatedly in a given direction to wind the rope, or is inserted into a loop of rope that has been twisted already. The dog is then released so that it spins rap ...

Dree Festival

The Apatanis, who inhabit a tranquil pine clad valley called Ziro at the core of Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh, are famous for their unique practice of wet rice cultivation. They are also known for their sustainable agricultural practices and the agricultural cycles govern their everyday lives. The agricultural festival of Dree is the highlight in this cycle.

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the Festival of the Sacrifice ", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Gods command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a goat to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives. In the Islamic lunar ca ...

Elephant Festival

Elephant Festival is a festival celebrated in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state in India. It is held on the day of Holi festival, usually in the month of March. The festival features Elephant polo and Elephant Dance. The Elephant Festival begins with a beautiful procession of bedecked elephants, camels, horses and folk dancers. The owners proudly embellish their elephants with vibrant colours, jhools and heavy jewellery. It is quite a treat to see female elephants wearing anklets, which tinkle as they walk. One can see people sprinkling gulaal perched on top of the elephant. The most beautifu ...


ⓘ Animal festival or ritual

  • first day. It is estimated that 250, 000 animals were sacrificed during the Gadhimai festival of 2009. The ritual killings were performed by more than 200
  • The festival has been criticised by animal welfare and animal rights supporters. The festival in Yulin began only in recent years. The festival is celebrated
  • Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of an animal usually as part of a religious ritual or to appease or maintain favour with a deity.
  • slaughtering an animal for food production purposes. This differs from animal sacrifices that involve slaughtering animals often in the context of rituals for
  • Dree Goras or Pantangs an organising committee at village level It could not be called as festival in true sense, rather it was a ritual performed
  • insider or emic performer as an acknowledgement that this activity can be seen as such by the uninitiated onlooker. In psychology, the term ritual is sometimes
  • Kappores is a customary atonement ritual practiced by some Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur. This is a practice in which a chicken or money is waved over a person s
  • worship of a deity, and ritual purity is a state of ritual cleanliness. Ritual purification may also apply to objects and places. Ritual uncleanliness is not
  • World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi
  • also an annual festival celebrated in the month of Aswina September October when animal sacrifice is an integral part of the ritual worship of deities