Here are a few shots from two festivals that took place earlier this year: Bata-Savitri and Ropain.
During the Bata-Savitri festival, married women fast and pray for the health of their husbands. They also tie colored threads around trees and make offerings to the goddess Savitri Devi.
Some of the wives who were sitting around the tree looked very young; the older ones, on the other hand, clearly had had enough of Bata-Savitri over the years.
Ropain is the rice planting festival. We missed the main festival day, but still were able to see some farmers at work.
I’m starting to wonder about the color fidelity of the film I’m using, but we’ll have to see how it goes.