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Snake Dance

Yet another typical specialty of the southern region is the snake-dance which arises from the popularity of the snake as a protective divinity, safeguarding the health and happiness of the rural folk.

Performance— danced by young girls dressed in a tight-fighting costume designed like the snake-skin. The dancer simulates the actions of the snake, writhing and creeping, at times making quick biting actions with head and hands. The raised hands held together look like the hood of a snake.

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