Masks of Himachal # 1.

In my must visit list for next year is the Harlala Mask Dance Festival, celebrated in the month of February. An occasion when everybody takes a bath. A group of people wearing nothing but cannabis leaves and demon-like masks dance around the houses spreading cow dung, which provides insulation from the cold as well. Another interesting aspect of the festival is the procession for Emperor Akbar.Mask

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