Saw some guys hanging on hooks today. Was driving around for fun and traffic came to a snarl in Wellawatte, Tamil Town. Got out to have a foot around and saw a bunch of floats, a parade, presaged by the bits of litter before. Called the Aadi Vel Festival (I believe), what looked like a Hindu procession along Galle Road. The processions I’ve seen lately have been mixed (Hindu, Buddhist, Corporate) but I think this may’ve been primarily Hindu. This is some video of a devotee hanging by hooks in his back. It looked mundane almost and people abouts were going about their business. I’m still quite impressed.