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The Rajasthan Tourism Board has revived the Holi Tradition by adding Elephants to the colorful celebrations.
Lisbon 5th March 2007 - The Elephant Festival Zinedine Zidane France Jersey , in Jaipur, precedes the Holi Festival and is celebrated during the month with processions, games, competitions and different events.
The animals are all painted according to the Holi Season Tradition and Parade every year, offering the tourists an unforgettable experience in India.
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About the Elephant Festival
This annual festival of Jaipur is unique in its concept. A number of beautifully bejewelled and bedecked elephants march gloriously in a grand procession that savours of royal tastes and participate in several competitions and events at the time of Holi.
The giant pets run races and play polo at Chaugan in Jaipur, the venue of the Elephant Festival, with their long trunks during the Festival. There are dancers, musicians and a large number of onlookers who come there to witness this majestic event. The painted Elephants covered with richly embroidered velvets look grand and cute at the same time.
The Procession is accompanied by booming sound of trumpets and besides the elephants there are lancers on horses, chariots Steve Mandanda France Jersey , camels, cannons and palanquins lending their own grandeur to it. There are beauty pageants for the elephants in which mostly female elephants participate and are groomed industriously by their 'mahouts' (elephant keepers) for that very purpose.
Their trunks, foreheads and feet are painted with floral motifs and trinkets are attached to them from tusk to tail. At the end of the day, a winner is declared. The highlight of the festival is the game of polo forms where elephants compete with each other wearing saffron and red turbans to score goals with long sticks and a plastic football.
Tourists particularly love to mount these elephants and play Holi and watch them dance as dexterously as they can. Previously, the royalty and their guests used the elephants as a mount. Rajasthan Tourism revived the tradition by introducing the Elephant Festival to promote cultural tourism in the state. It is said that inspiration for introducing the game of Polo in the Festival was taken from a cartoon in Punch Magazine that showed the Indian Polo team atop an Elephant after its success in all the international tournaments.
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