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06-2022

The mayor of Mexico married a crocodile dressed as a bride in a centuries-old ritual. watch viral video

The mayor of Mexico married a crocodile dressed as a bride in a centuries-old ritual.  watch viral video

In today’s dose of quirky content on the internet, we have a story that will leave you utterly amazed. So, a mayor of Oaxaca, a small fishing village in Mexico, married a crocodile dressed as a bride. Yes, you read that right. He even kissed his unconventional bride and the video of the same went viral online.

San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa married a seven-year-old crocodile on Thursday in a centuries-old ritual. He also kissed the reptile whose mouth was closed. The tradition dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times among the Chontal and Huawe indigenous communities of the state of Oaxaca, such as prayer prayers for the reward of nature. ,

According to Reuters, the gharial is dressed in a white wedding dress and other colorful clothes in this ritual. The reptile, known as a little princess, is believed to be a deity representing Mother Earth, and her marriage to the mayor is a symbol of humans’ union with the divine.

The mayor of Mexico married a crocodile dressed as a bride in a centuries-old ritual. watch viral video

The crocodile, called the little princess, is believed to be a deity representing Mother Earth.

The marriage took place with much fanfare. The locals carried the gharial bride in their arms as the trumpet and drums were playing in the background of the celebration.

Watch the viral video here:

Naturally, the video went viral with close to 2 lakh views online. Netizens were super confused and the clip triggered several other reactions from social media users as well.

“I have so many questions,” wrote one user.

Another user commented, “And I thought I saw everything I was born in NYC. Where’s this happening, I hope alligators are of age to be married?”

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“It’s a very beautiful tradition,” said Elia Edith Aguilar, better known as the godmother who organized the wedding.

What are your thoughts about this?

(with inputs from Reuters)

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