This week it was the Yezidi New Year, known as Sere Sal, which means “Head of the Year”. It’s celebrated on a particular Wednesday of April, known as Red Wednesday. This day commemorates the Wednesday that Melek Taus, one of the central figures of the Yezidi religion, first came to earth millions of years ago in order to calm the planet’s quaking and spread his peacock colors throughout the world.
Below are photos from this week’s Yezidi New Year celebration in Sinjar, Iraq, close to the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Photo credits: Allt om Irak Facebookpage
Hi, J.C., Thanks for the mini-intro to the Yezidi Religion and New Year. We are amazed that these people are able to smile, after all the horrors which have been wrought upon them. We are gratified that there may yet be hope for our tired old world.
Buster and his (real) old pappy.
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