World Snow Day celebrated globally, postponed in Russia’s Far East due to… snow (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
While the festivities are obviously a no-go in areas that have no snow, the celebration along with its activities, which include hockey, sledding, and making snowmen, were cancelled in one part of Russia due to too much snow.
Elsewhere in Russia, however, snow revelers came out in full force on Sunday.
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The event, organized by the International Ski Federation, aims to encourage people, especially children, to get out and enjoy the snow. It is practiced in several countries, including the US, Canada, Russia, and France.
Many parts of the world are currently blanketed in the white fluffy stuff, providing ample opportunities for winter fun – and even the animals are getting involved.
Corgi Enjoying First Snow! pic.twitter.com/ia9NIMBnQS— Earth Pics_☔_Fahad (@sweet44x) January 15, 2017
Winter has arrived with a vengeance in Europe, with some parts of France, Poland, and Ukraine experiencing power cuts recently due to winter storms.
Freezing temperatures did not, however, deter people from braving the cold and making the most of their winter wonderlands.
It’s just not Europe, however, that is in the middle of a snow storm – parts of Japan, China, and Afghanistan have also been snowed under during the cold snap.
Ethereal photos capture the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Great Wall of China after the snow has driven tourists away pic.twitter.com/gkYwLWJIKa— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) January 15, 2017
Some people have been left disappointed by the lack of snow coming their way.
In Northern Ireland, the police force took to Facebook to express their devastation at the lack of snow balls for them to throw.
“You broke our snow craving hearts,” they wrote above a wanted poster for a local weatherman, described as the “dream destroyer”.