Blood Sacrifice in Indonesia (Part 1/2)

Blood Sacrifice in Indonesia (Part 1/2)
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Sumba is an island the size of Jamaica in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient animistic traditions survive to this day. It is the setting for ritual battles called Pasola which take place every year in February and March. The Pasola is a fight between rival clans who hurl spears at each other on horseback in order to "fertilize" the soil with spilled human blood.Read more on VICE here: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/blood-sacrifice-in-sumba-part-1Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-OfSubscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICECheck out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-VideosVideos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.comLike VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/viceFollow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/viceRead our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com

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Year: 2013
Language: English