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Azerbaijan Xidir Nabi Holiday

Azerbaijan Xidir Nabi Holiday

Torches are pictured during the celebration of the traditional Xidir Nabi holiday in the village of Yukhari Oisyuzlu, Tovuz region, Azerbaijan. This is one of the most ancient holidays in Azerbaijan, it is held at the end of the first ten days of the last month of winter and marks the imminent onset of spring. People gather by the old plane tree near the river on the outskirts of the village, make fires and light torches, make wishes, walk around the tree, hand out treats.

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