Lunar New Year

A shaman conducts the San Salyr rite at an ethnic park of culture and leisure on the bank of the Yenisei River in Kyzyl, the capital of Tyva. This rite welcomes the Sun whose first rays mark the beginning of Shagaa -- Lunar New Year.

A shaman conducts the San Salyr rite at an ethnic park of culture and leisure on the bank of the Yenisei River in Kyzyl, the capital of Tyva. This rite welcomes the Sun whose first rays mark the beginning of Shagaa -- Lunar New Year.

Alexandr Kryazhev / RIA Novosti

A shaman conducts the San Salyr rite at an ethnic park of culture and leisure on the bank of the Yenisei River in Kyzyl, the capital of Tyva. This rite welcomes the Sun whose first rays mark the beginning of Shagaa - Lunar New Year.

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