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Animal Ceremonies From Around The Globe (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 09/28/09 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 02:55 PM ET

From Spain's animal lovers' festival, the Feast of San Anton, to China's lunar celebration to honor snakes to Australia's ecumenical Buddhist blessing of baby elephant Luk Chai, people celebrate with animals in elaborate ways. Check out our slideshow of animal ceremonies from around the world. Don't forget to vote on your favorite image from the festivities.

Ecumenical Buddhist Blessing Of Elephant Calf (Sydney, Australia)
 
A senior Monk blesses Luk Chai, an Asian Elephant calf, with a traditional ecumenical blessing for health and prosperity at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. The ceremony was held to celebrate the elephant's Thai heritage.
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