Dugzhuuba is a special rite of purification on New Year's Eve. Since ancient times, people practicing Buddhism have taken this rite very seriously.
Held on the 29th lunar day on the eve of the first spring new moon. In 2018, this day fell on February 14th.
Dugzhuuba is also a ceremony of spiritual purification, held in order to safely pass from the old to the new year, getting rid of the burden of last year's troubles, sins and misfortunes.
Two large bonfires were built on the territory of the datsan.
On the eve of the holiday people are wiped with a piece of dough (only flour and clean water, no additives), as if transferring to this symbolic figure all their illnesses, troubles, losses and possible “spoilage”.
If a person does this consciously, with great faith, then he is freed from evil thoughts, prejudices, illnesses and other negativity.