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Buddhists celebrate the New Year

January 28 2006

New Year Fire Dog on the Buddhist lunar calendar, occurs on the night of January 31.

On Saturday at Buddhist temples began to read the special New Year Prayer - hural devoted to the early modern period of the cycle.

For the Buddhist new year - time of renewal, cleansing, start a new life. On the eve of the New Year made to hold a special ceremony, called dugzhuuba: after sunset lit ritual fires, in which believers burning pieces of dough or fabric, symbolizing all the evil that happened in the past year. Before burning these "symbols of evil" necessarily apply to the body.

After the New Year begins multi-day celebration, "Interfax

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