祈求海产丰盛 墨西哥镇长“娶”鳄鱼

 

The Mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, a small fishing town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Joel Vasquez (R), gets married to a lizard called "Maria Isabel" as part of a traditional ritual that is supposed to bring plenty of fish and seafood to the villagers, on June 30, 2015. The ritual is performed every year since the XVIII century.   AFP PHOTO / MARIO JIMENEZ

圣佩德罗瓦梅卢拉镇长罗哈斯上星期二一场传统仪式上,“迎娶”一只雌鳄鱼。(法新社)

(墨西哥城5日讯)墨西哥南部一座渔镇圣佩德罗瓦梅卢拉6月30日举办了一场特殊的婚礼。

新郎是镇长罗哈斯,而新娘则是一只雌鳄鱼。其实,这场“婚礼”是该镇一场象征性的传统仪式,旨在祈求每年海产丰盛、镇民健康等。

“婚礼”当天在圣佩德罗瓦梅卢政务厅举行。鳄鱼新娘的嘴部先被绑起来,然后在镇上游走一圈,再由镇民给予洗礼。

之后,罗哈斯抱着鳄鱼与在场镇民跳舞,在仪式结束后鳄鱼将获喂食。

据悉,圣佩德罗瓦梅卢拉自18世纪起举行这场仪式,且每年举行一次。

Picture of a lizard called "Maria Isabel", to which the Mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, a small fishing town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Joel Vasquez, got married as part of a traditional ritual that is supposed to bring plenty of fish and seafood to the villagers, on June 30, 2015. The ritual is performed every year since the XVIII century.   AFP PHOTO / MARIO JIMENEZ

镇长的“鳄鱼新娘”。

 

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