Wednesday, 11 March 2009
More from this late-winter Ushuli festival.
Prayers with offerings of moonshine or wine and bread; the guy holding the bottle, centre, is doing the praying in a nice loud voice, for each family as they bring their food
A group prayer to start things off
Then a walk around the snow tower, singing Svan songs in harmony
Finally, some young boys ascend the tower, cling to the cross, and try to stay there while they're being bombarded with snow, as it was at the beginning