Nawroz - Kurdish New Year
Trip Start Sep 08, 2010
68Trip End May 09, 2011
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Nawroz is celebrated each year to celebrate the release of oppression of many kinds. It was not allowed during Saddam Hussein's rule.
Family picnics, kites, and of course, bonfires were prevelant up both sides of the road just outside school. Lisa, a fellow teacher had returned from a walk to buy some kites with an invitation to join a Kurdish family in their picnic
After the sun had set we again set out in the opposite direction to see what bonfires we could see. We were again invited by a different large family to join their celebration and fire. A very large family with grandparents and 8 adult children, lots of grandchildren and husbands and wives. Everyone joined in the dancing from the old to the young.
Such generosity and hospitality is part of the Kurdish personality. Wonderful