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Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka perform oil ritual on elephants


Colombo, Apr 15 (EFE/EPA).- Sri Lankan Buddhist monks applied drops of herbal oil on both people and elephant’s head on Wednesday as part of the yearly rituals to welcome the New Year.The Sinhalese New Year is celebrated based on the Buddhist calendar that takes place from April 13 to 15, where families gather to eat and go to the temples to ask for prosperity for the coming year.The ritual of anointing oil is performed both on people and elephants as part of New Year celebrations.(Camera: CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE)FOOTAGE SHOWS NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS IN COLOMBO (SRI LANKA) AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

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