November festivals: India’s Camel Fair
21 October 2013Add to My Folder
Use an Indian camel festival as a starting point for a fun team game.
Image by Ekabhishek / Wikimedia Commons
The most famous festival in Rajasthan, India is not so much concerned with camels as it is with a good excuse for a massive party. Drawing in 50,000 camels and 200,000 people, the fair is traditionally a time when Rajasthani farmers gather to buy and sell their camels, cattle and horses – most of the trading, however, is completed in the days leading up to the fair, as once the festival gets underway, the camels are used for riding visitors around the grounds, as well as participating in races and dance competitions.
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