Hindu devotees splash a water buffalo with water from Hanumante River as part of rituals before it is sacrificed on the ninth day of Dashain Hindu Festival in Bhaktapur Nepal. Photo Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Jockeys compete in Chonburi’s annual buffalo race festival, in Chonburi province, Thailand on Monday. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the commercial centre of Thailand’s east
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A jockey spurs the buffalos as they race during Barapan Kebo or buffalo races as part of the Moyo festival in Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The traditional Buffalo races, known as Barapan Kebo, are held by Samawa tribes in muddy rice fields to celebrate and provide entertainment ahead of the annual planting season. Jockeys secure themselves on a wooden structure attached to the buffalo, and maneuver across the mud in a race to the finish line. The jockeys weild long sticks, in a similar style to jousting, and direct them towards targets called ‘Saka’.
A young Thai buffalo rider, centre, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round during an annual race in Chonburi Province, southeastern Thailand, on Friday. The race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.