Thaipusam Festival – Singapore – discovered on a roll of 8mm film marked incorrectly as “India.”

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is about faith, endurance and penance. Your ability to endure pain (or rise above it) is an expression of the strength of your faith. Thaipusam is held in the last week of January or the beginning of February, depending on the alignment of the sun, moon and planets. Check Wiki for a full description of the holiday.

The music is from the streets of Chennai, which has a large Thaipusam celebrating Tamil population. Thanks to Sonologue, Gengis-Attenborough and Xserra from for sharing their amazing audio files.

A longer YouTube playlist of our found footage is available here.