Images of the year 2017: Festivals, traditions and fun | Updated: 2017-12-30 09:17

Here is a collection of festival celebrations around the world in the year of 2017.

A Nepalese girl dressed as the living goddess Kumari waits for Kumari puja at Hanuman Dhoka, Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Sept 4, 2017. Girls under the age of 9 gathered for the Kumari puja, a tradition of worshiping young prepubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy. The ritual holds a strong religious significance in the Newar community that seeks divine blessings to save small girls from diseases and bad luck in the years to come. [Photo/IC]
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