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Dog worshipped by Chinese villagers in annual festival

GUIZHOU, China: People in a Chinese village organise an annual festival that sees a dog being dressed up in human clothing, carried on a sedan chair and worshipped as a god. Conducted every year by the Miao people of Jiaobang village in the Guizhou province, The Dog Carrying Day festival has seen the creatures worshipped for centuries. The annual celebration is marked with a parade for the dog which is dressed in a tailor-made shirt and a hat. It is then placed on a wooden sedan chair and carried over a rice paddy,…