The largest Ohuokhai dance took place this weekend, consisting of 15,293 participant at an event in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia.

Ohoukhai is a round dance which traditionally takes place as part of Ysyakh, the celebration of Yakut New Year.

Dancers form a circle and dance, arm in arm, hand in hand, while a lead singer improvises the lyrics and the other dancers repeat them.

The dance is a greeting of the sun and marks the beginning of the summer and a new life cycle.