Around the world, cultural events keep traditions alive.
Erkhembayar Altanbanzragch, 11, poses on a camel at the Thousand Camel Festival in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi province, Mongolia.
Alma Velasquez Huichulef, an Afro-descendant activist, teaches African dance in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
From left, Oldia Louis, Jovany Gerard and Petherson Fleurant, members of the Haitian National Theater dance group, perform during the inauguration of a cultural center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Anne Myriam Bolivar,
Rarámuri women, who belong to one of the largest indigenous groups in northern Mexico, attend Mass on Good Friday in Norogachi, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Lilette A. Contreras,
Edward Sakala dances to traditional drumming at the Chibwela Kumushi Ceremony of the Soli in Chinyunyu, Lusaka, Zambia. The annual ceremony, led by Chief Bunda Bunda, signifies the beginning of the farming season.
Musicians play devotional music at Swayambhunath stupa, in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the Gunla, a holy month for Newar Buddhists, musical groups play at holy places.
Axin Mazatl, left, and Cozca Kuahutli sprinkle seeds into censers filled with copal resin at a ceremony at the Tepalcayotl pyramid in Puebla, Mexico.
Patricia Zavala Gutiérrez,
Ali Kasimu, a representative for the groom’s family, offers gifts to girls in gomesi dresses at a traditional wedding ceremony known as kwanjula, in Kampala, Uganda.
A performer carries an iguana on his shoulder during the Feast of Corpus Christi, a Zoque religious festival, in Suchiapa, Chiapas, Mexico.
Aselbek Manaa poses with his eagle in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Kazakhs of western Mongolia have preserved their tradition of taming eagles and hold annual eagle festivals.
Patience Bhani, right, holds incense during a 90th-anniversary celebration of the Anglican Church in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Revelers carry a statue of Lord Murugan during Skanda Sashti, a Hindu festival, outside a temple in Kodikamam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. On the sixth day of the festival, devotees celebrate the deity’s victory over evil.
Chinbat Gonchigjamts, right, aims a bow during a provincial tournament of Uriankhai, one of three types of traditional Mongolian archery, on a frozen river in Murun, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia.