The Kapparot Jewish festival happens every year just before Yom Kippur. As part of the tradition, a person's sins are transferred to a chicken during a ceremony. Afterwards, the slaughtered chicken is donated to the poor.
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An ultra Orthodox Jewish boy peers through a curtain as a butcher takes hold of a chicken before the bird is slaughtered as part of the Kapparot ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel on Oct. 5. Kapparot begins by reciting a prayer and then spinning the bird over their head to release the sins accumulated over the past year, ahead of the high-holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. After the Kapparot ritual is performed, the bird is slaughtered and donated to charity.