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Newroz in Syria

2011,21 March Kurdistan, Syria. Newroz is ancient Persian festival. Commonly known as a Iranian New Year. It is also celebrated by Kurds in Syria. Main events of Newroz start on an eve before holiday at spring equinox, mostly on 21th of March. People gather at fires and perform traditional dances. In Halab province, north-west Syria, Kurds gather at shores of Midanki lake. They perform traditional music,dances and expose national symbols as flags and Kurdish dress. Newroz is a way of demonstration support for the Kurdish cause. When among Kurds at Newroz dont forget to say PIROZ BE-Happy Newroz!


Maciej Moskwa