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Tuva will meet Shagaa, the Lunar New Year, on 11 February

Tuva will meet Shagaa, the Lunar New Year, on 11 FebruaryShagaa, the Lunar New Year will be welcomed in Tuva with the first rays of the sum on 11 February. The Administration of the Kamby-Lama of Tuva presented the proposal that 11 February should be declared a holiday to the Supreme Khural. The first regular session of the Supreme Khural (parliament) of Republic Tyva will approve the Supreme Khural Decree "Concerning the day of Shagaa observation in 2013".

It is known that Buryatia will also be celebration the Lunar New Year according to the Buddhist calendar on 11 February. They will celebrate in an original way by holding an All-Buryat Yokhor dance. At exactly the same time on 11 February, in all the corners of the world, Buryat expatriates will unite in a circle dance. In Ulan-Ude, according to preliminary data, the gathering will take place on Theatre Square. Buryat population in Moscow, Paris, New York, Madrid and other cities and countries will join the action.

Remember that the day for the beginning of the new year in Oriental calendar is a floating date. It is determined each year by lamas-astrologers. It may not correspond to the date of New Year in the coutries of Asia-Pacific region or in China because of different astronomical calculations.


Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak
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