Wood Store

Cremation is an extremely important for Hindus. They believe it releases an individual spiritual essence from its transitory physical body so it can be reborn. Fire is the chosen method to dispose of the dead because of its             association with purity and power to scare away harmful ghosts and demons. The funeral pyre is often made of corkwood and offerings of camphor, sandalwood and mango leaves. A typical pyre is made of 300 kilograms or so of wood. Rich families sometimes pay for the entire pyre to be made up of sandalwood. Average cost of a funeral is $12 to $71.


Camel Fair

An astonishing 30,000 camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar, in India’s state of Rajasthan, for the annual Camel Fair. It’s a fascinating and peculiar sight. Originally a camel trading event, the mela has grown to include cultural events and even a camel beauty pageant. The Camel Fair alone attracts over 100,000 visitors.


Epiphany

Although the Epiphany Swimming for the Holy Cross of Honour started in the 1920’s between the first and second World Wars, warfare and political circumstances led to its postponement for several decades. The years of war stopped its organization in Serbia. Then after winning the battle against Fascism, the former Communist regime of President Josip Broz Tito do not allow the organization of the event. Upon the integration of democracy in Serbia in the last part of the 20th century the tradition of Epiphany swimming was renewed. The Epiphany swimming is held throughout Serbia and usually takes place in rivers and lakes because Serbia does not have borders along a sea or ocean. Every event in Serbia is 33 meters in honour of the number of years Jesus lived on earth. 

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