It’s custom to perform frog marriages during water shortages to invoke rain gods
By Kathryn Kattalia/NY Daily News Thursday, June 14, 2012,
Frogs say 'I do!' Villagers in India perform a traditional wedding ceremony between two frogs in hopes of ending a drought.
It was a ribbeting wedding ceremony.
Two frogs were married in India so that a drought might end – and a village might live hoppily ever after.
The amphibian couple was joined in matrimony during a traditional ceremony in Takhatpur, India.
It’s custom in some parts of India to perform frog marriages during water shortages to invoke rain gods.
In images recently published by Caters photo agency, villagers can be seen attending the elaborate ceremony and placing their hands over the water-loving guests of honor.
The unusual bride and groom even dressed up for the special occasion, donning colorfuL flowers over their slippery bodies.
In one image, the two frogs are pictured slipping into festive, red bags while one villager gently dabs paint onto each creature's head.
But the formal ceremony wasn't without a little romance.
The happy newlyweds shared a wet kiss following their "I do's."
In 2011, two frogs were also married in the Koppal region of India in attempt to break a drought, The Times of India reports.
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