The kissing festival

Updated: Mar 25, 2012 00:03 IST

'Omed-Omedan', held annually one day after the Day of Silence, involves prayers and dancing while being doused with water, and culminates with males pursuing females, some with shy pecks on the cheek or, for the bolder ones, a kiss on the lips. AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka
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'Omed-Omedan', held annually one day after the Day of Silence, involves prayers and dancing while being doused with water, and culminates with males pursuing females, some with shy pecks on the cheek or, for the bolder ones, a kiss on the lips. AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka

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