Clowns at the Paro Buddhist Festival

Category: Spontaneous Moments

 

Photo and caption by Fred Moses

The annual festival at the Paro, Bhutan Dzong (fortified monastery) features many costumed dancers. The clowns provide background merriment. Knowledgeable about the dances, they also act as prompters if the dancers lose their way. Here, the two red-suited clowns gang up on a "foreigner". Eventually, they all come to terms and become friends showing that tolerance for others is a Buddhist goal.

Location: The Dzong at Paro, Bhutan

 

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