Sunday, March 29, 2009
Swinging His Way to Heaven
A unique religious festival takes place in Chiayi City in southern Taiwan every few years, according to the lunar calendar, in which a giant bamboo swing is slung over a giant bamboo swing set -- with participants invited to swing as high as they can and in so doing bring blessings upon themselves and their loved ones. About 1,000 festival-goers flock to a small shrine near Chiayi University to watch the entertaining festivities. Kids, especially, love the spectacle!
Warning: don't try this at home!
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 4:08 AM