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World prepares for Nowruz

The UN has marked 21 March as International Nowruz Day — a celebration of spring and the connection between humans and nature. Here, we look at the similarities between, and peculiarities across, the nations that commemorate this ancient rite, National Geographic writes. Every March, 300 million people from across the world take part in celebrations that involve leaping over bonfires, performing folk music and reciting poems, cleaning every inch of their homes and eating copious amounts of home-cooked food in the process.

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New Year's Moscow (photo-report)

The New Year’s Eve 2020 turned out to be snowless and with no frost  in Moscow. However,  Muscovites and guests of the capital spent good time walking along the decorated streets, buying original gifts at fairs, ice skating, …

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First Hanukkah candle lit in Moscow

Russia kicked off celebration in honor of one of the main holidays of Judaism - Hanukkah. The first Hanukkah candle in Moscow was lit tonight at the Revolution Square with participation of Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar On …

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Putin congratulates Tajikistan on upcoming Independence Day

Russia and Tajikistan will strengthen strategic partnership for stability and security in Central Asia. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence in the relations in a congratulatory telegram to his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon in …

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Moscow celebrates Saint Patrick's Day

Residents and guests of Moscow celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Sokolniki Park hosted a parade in honor of this holiday, which ended the Irish week in Moscow. …

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World celebrates International Women's Day

Today, on March 8, the entire world celebrates International Women's Day. On this day we celebrate women's achievements regardless of national borders or ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences. …

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Moscow celebrated New Year’s Eve

Traditionally, many Muscovites and guests celebrate New Year’s Eve on the streets and in the parks of the city. The main streets of the capital have become pedestrian for a few days and turned into a stage for town festivals. A holiday …

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New Year holidays in Armenia may be cut

Armenia's government intends to cut New Year holidays. The government-proposed amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days will be discussed at the next cabinet meeting on December 14 and then they will be put on the …

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Muslims around the world celebrate holy month of Ramadan

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Friday evening, May 26. Millions of Muslims offered their first special evening Ramadan prayer called Tarawih Friday, which will then …

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Jews all over the world celebrate Purim

This night Jews begin to celebrate Purim - the most fun-filled, action-packed day of the Jewish year.  The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late …

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Epiphany

Today, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of the main Christian holidays - the  Epiphany (or Theophany). Along with the Easter it is the oldest Christian …

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Azerbaijanis of the world mark Solidarity Day

Every year, December 31 is celebrated as the Solidarity Day of the World Azerbaijanis. This date has been declared as the Solidarity Day of the World Azerbaijanis since 1993 in line with the Azerbaijani president’s decree. The main idea of this holiday is the unity and solidarity of the Azerbaijanis from all over the world ...

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