Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kerwe






At the end of the summer through early fall each village has its own Kerwe celebration. Several rituals take place. The town teens traditionally decorate a wooden pole with paper which is paraded through the town and hoisted up to a designated spot on a community building. After the pole is set in place poems are read which talk about funny things that happened to local residents over the past year. Such as the father who went to buy pizza at the train station when returning from vacation as the train left. The mother and son were able to get on the train and he had to be picked up over six hours later. The celebration also includes food, drinks, carnival games, carnival rides, and late night dance parties for the young.

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