SLIDESHOW - the climax of Podu is the Kalango ceremony

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The Podu rituals start as soon as the new moon emerges...
for most of November the main activity is hunting
for wild boar and for deer ...

but most people look forward to the feasting and dancing
at the end of the month. The countdown begins at full moon
as people prepare to return to the Mother Village to end the Lolinese year.
On the 21st day of the lunar month the clans come together,
on the 22nd and 23rd days hundreds of chickens are killed
for the feasts of Mother House.
Then on the 24th day all the clans come together for
one noisy crowded day called "Kalango" .... the Crazy Day when anything can happen.
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