“Kukur Tihar,” a festival of Hindu origin that pays tribute to dogs, has among its objectives to raise public awareness about respect for animals, said the organizer, Martha Dau.
At the event that will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, on November 5, at 3:00 PM, at Hotel Puerto de Luna, attendees will be able to pamper their pets with garlands to decorate their necks and colored powders.
Martha Dau said in a statement that the “Tihar Kukur is part of the Tihar or Festival of Lights that Hindus celebrate in autumn for five days in India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Fiji and Nepal. ”
“We believe that it is important to make people aware of the respect we owe them, because we are convinced that a human being who does not hurt an animal will hardly hurt a human being,” he added.
In collaboration with the City of Puerto Vallarta and various organizations, various activities are planned with free access to the public and the only requirement for entry is that pets wear a strap, collar and identity card.
Among these activities are the presence of adoptable pets, educational talks, garland placement ceremony, Tilaka (colored powder), offerings of delicacies and contests.
In addition, a special tribute will be made to “Frida”, the rescuer dog, “as well as all her rescue dog colleagues”; in addition they will be commemorated to all the dead dogs with a minute of silence and the ignition of the candles in a great Mandala of three meters of diameter.