Arquivo para March 21st, 2016

The Kurdish New Year

21 Mar


The Kurds celebrate their new year, a people believed to be true civilizationNoruz originated in the region between Iraq, Turkey and Syria and an own religious calendar and get your New Year celebrated by about 200 thousand people.


The Noruz is celebrated for at least 3000 years and is deeply rooted in the rituals and the Zoroastrian traditions being celebrated in many countries that are part of Kurdistan (where it is called Newroz), come to Afghanistan and other countries.


The first day of the Iranian calendar falls on the March equinox, which is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, which is when during the equinox, the sun shines directly on the equator and this year fell this weekend.


Talking about the Kurdish new year, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon said: “This ancient tradition of New Year coincides with the arrival of spring, giving rise to a rich variety of customs, rituals and festivities, the communities in the West , central and southern Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans and other regions. ” (International Business Times)


This gives them a certain universality, although not have their right to a recognized own territory.