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Russia: Holi Festival brings colours of India to Moscow01:09

Russia: Holi Festival brings colours of India to Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 7, 2014 at 14:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several thousand people celebrated Holi Festival in Moscow's Luzhniki Park on Saturday, battling it out in a coloured powder-throwing fight, serenaded by an open-air music concert.

Participants danced to Russian dance music, as well as to rock and pop music groups, as the park burst into a riot of colours.

The event draws inspiration from the widely-known annual Holi Festival in India and Nepal, a Hindu tradition which symbolises the death of evil and the welcoming of spring time.

Russia: Holi Festival brings colours of India to Moscow01:09
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Several thousand people celebrated Holi Festival in Moscow's Luzhniki Park on Saturday, battling it out in a coloured powder-throwing fight, serenaded by an open-air music concert.

Participants danced to Russian dance music, as well as to rock and pop music groups, as the park burst into a riot of colours.

The event draws inspiration from the widely-known annual Holi Festival in India and Nepal, a Hindu tradition which symbolises the death of evil and the welcoming of spring time.

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