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Malaysian villages offer gifts and blessings to ancestors in a spectacular ceremony

More than 90 miles from Kuala Lumpur, members of the Mah Meri tribe give thanks in an ancestor-worship ceremony that takes place each year. Intricately-carved masks, flowers and incense, loads of food, and dancing are just some of the things you’ll see during the festival, Ari Muyang. The date of the festival ‘changes every year, ans is influenced by the lunar cycle. It is also thought by some that the date of the ceremony is delivered to a village elder in a dream by the spirits of his ancestors’.

Via The Daily Mail

Mah Meri tribesman and women in Pulau Carey
Mah Meri tribesman and women in Pulau Carey
Mah Meri tribesman and women in Pulau Carey
Mah Meri tribesman and women in Pulau Carey
Costumes for the ceremony
Mah Meri women in Pulau Carey

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