Among traditional ceremonies and festivities in the Central Highlands, the buffalo-stabbing ritual is held vividly.
Dancing and singing before the buffalo-stabbing show (Photo: Chris)
It is a grand ceremony where a buffalo is tied to a pole and killed to worship the deities and ancestors, or to pray for an abundant crop.
|The main show comes|
Before the festival, some buffalos are selected for the offering ceremony.
Then, the selected animals are tied to a pole.
In the gong sounds, with shields and swords in hand, the youngsters dance around joyfully.
|A stab makes the buffalo bend down|
Then, the performers try to kill the buffalo by one stab in its heart.
|Some worshipping activities right after the death of the buffalo|