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Turkish locals celebrate the start of spring with Hidirellez festival

THE ASIAN AGE

Published : May 6, 2017, 1:43 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 8:39 pm IST
The colourful festival marks the return of spring with dance, music and bonfires in the Turkish town of Edirne. (Photo: AP)
The colourful festival marks the return of spring with dance, music and bonfires in the Turkish town of Edirne. (Photo: AP)
A man releases a lantern during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival in Edirne in Turkey. (Photo: AP)
A man releases a lantern during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival in Edirne in Turkey. (Photo: AP)
A woman dances during celebrations marking the start of Spring in Turkey. (Photo: AP)
A woman dances during celebrations marking the start of Spring in Turkey. (Photo: AP)
A woman poses for photographs by a tree, decorated with ribbons and wishes during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival. (Photo: AP)
A woman poses for photographs by a tree, decorated with ribbons and wishes during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival. (Photo: AP)
People dance during the 'Hidirellez' festival celebrating the start of Spring. (Photo: AP)
People dance during the 'Hidirellez' festival celebrating the start of Spring. (Photo: AP)
People gather on a bridge across the Tundzha River during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival in Edirne, Turkey. (Photo: AP)
People gather on a bridge across the Tundzha River during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival in Edirne, Turkey. (Photo: AP)
A couple poses for photographs by the Tundzha River during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival(Photo: AP)
A couple poses for photographs by the Tundzha River during celebrations for the 'Hidirellez' festival(Photo: AP)
A woman dances during 'Hidirellez' festival celebrations in Edirne. (Photo: AP)
A woman dances during 'Hidirellez' festival celebrations in Edirne. (Photo: AP)

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