Newroz fire lit across East Kurdistan

Kurds and the peoples of the Middle East are welcoming the New Year, Newroz.

Newroz celebrations continue in East Kurdistan where people take to the streets in masses against assimilation and bans.

Grand celebrations took place in five regions of Mariwan province and Sine on Sunday.


Answering the call of the Democratic People’s Initiative, thousands of people took to the streets to celebrate Newroz. Starting from the early morning hours, masses filled the squares to celebrate Newroz in the villages of Kanîdînar, Çorûnen, Deştîbîlo, Giwêzekire.


An enthusiastic celebration in Sine was attended by thousands of people welcoming the New Year in traditional dress and performing the traditional dance govend.

KODAR, PJAK and KJAR, as well as several other institutions had called for broad participation in the celebrations against the Iranian regime’s policy of making Newroz meaningless.