Πέμπτη, 20 Μαρτίου 2014

Spring Is Here!!! / Έθιμα της Άνοιξης σε ολόκληρο το βόρειο ημισφαίριο!

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Around the Northern Hemisphere, people are marking the end of winter with gatherings, rituals and celebrations.
 
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Revelers were covered in colored flour and powders during the Holi One festival in Cape Town, March 2. The event is inspired by the Hindu spring festival of color, Holi, which originated in India.


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Cherry trees were blooming in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 17.


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Uzbek dancers performed during the festivities marking Navruz, the New Year holiday, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tuesday. Navruz dates back to ancient Iranian and Central Asian celebrations of the spring equinox with dances and food.


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Tibetan farmers and tassel-bedecked oxen celebrated the beginning of spring plowing near Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 16.

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Girls in costumes played during Maslenitsa, or Shrovetide, celebrations marking the end of winter in Starocherkasskaya, Russia, March 18. Itar Tass/Zuma Press
 

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