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    Posted March 21, 2011 by
    savintsev
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    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Holi in Moscow

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     This was savintsev's first time attending the Indian celebration of Holi. The arrival of spring was celebrated by those that attended by smearing colors and seeing an Indian dance celebration. 'As it turns out, for Moscow citizens to celebrate Holi Mela has become common practice.'
    - nancyt3, CNN iReport producer

    Holi, is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and countries with large Indic diaspora populations.

    March 20, 2011 festival was held in Moscow at Gubkin House of Culture.

    In the lobby of the House of Culture was opened Fair, where you can buy real products from India as well as dishes of national cuisine.

    As part of festival, passed all-Russia competition of Indian dance.

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