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     The ritual is a plea to God for rain.

Only girls in their early teens take part. The main personage is the Butterfly a barefoot girl, dressed in a white shirt. The "Butterfly" girl is decorated with flowers, grass and herbs.

The whole group goes around the village singing ritual songs - request  for more rain.

The Butterfly dances as the girls spill water on her, which she has to shake off, imitating raindrops. 


(Our Butterflies are more than one, but what can you do, all the girls wish to wear wings, even if they don't fly.)


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