23 imagesThe Dayaks are said to have an ancestry that dates back some 3000 years to the jungles of Borneo. This folk dance is accompanied by traditional music provided by a small band that has strong links to the Islamic culture. It is performed at many celebrations throughout Java and Kalimantan. The costumes are representative of traditional Dayakan dress although the headgear has been updated and is now similar to that of a native American.
22 imagesEvery year on Maundy Thursday The residents of Verges (Catalunya, Spain) perform a very mysterious procession. Participants dress up in skeleton costumes and parade through the streets to the haunting sound of a beating drum.
10 imagesKumbh Mela is one of the biggest human assemblies on the Earth. The mela (celebration) takes place every 3 years in one of 4 cities in India that are today known as Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. Pilgrims spend days travelling from across the country to bath in the river on auspicious dates throughout the festivities.