The Cavadee Tamil Festival in Mauritius expresses an ancient ritual and is the biggest Hindu festival outside of India.
This picture is particularly interesting as it shows the meeting of the past and future. Ordinary village folk trying to reach higher Western education, can be seen participating in this deeply spiritual, ancient festival.
You can see this striking procession walking through every small village and town in Mauritius around January/February.
Here is a link for the story of the festival.
If you want to visit Mauritius and it's incredible cross-cultural fusion, here is a link to a comfortable, friendly and affordable base, from where to explore this wonderful island.