Kurdish costume festival celebrates Kurdish culture in Zaxo

These activities aimed to educate younger generations about their heritage and to foster a sense of pride in their cultural roots.
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)

ZAXO (Kurdistan24) – The vibrant city of Zaxo (Zakho) came alive yesterday as it hosted the first day of the Second Round of the Festival of “Şel û Şepik” and Kurdish Clothes, an event dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Kurdish national culture.

Sponsored by Kurdistan24 media, the festival drew large crowds eager to experience the rich heritage and traditions of the Kurdish people.

Held on Wednesday, May 15, the festival featured a wide array of activities showcasing traditional Kurdish attire, including elaborate Şel û Şepik designs that hold significant cultural value.

Attendees were treated to colorful displays of Kurdish clothing, with intricate embroidery and designs that reflect the deep-rooted customs and artistry of the region.

The event, which highlights the importance of maintaining and protecting Kurdish cultural identity, included performances, exhibitions, and workshops.

These activities aimed to educate younger generations about their heritage and to foster a sense of pride in their cultural roots.

Festival-goers also had the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations of traditional Kurdish crafts, learning from artisans who have preserved these skills through generations.

The festive atmosphere was further enhanced by traditional music and dance, creating a lively and engaging environment for all who attended.

Islam Hero of Kurdistan24 captured the essence of the festival in a series of stunning photographs, showcasing the vibrant costumes and the joyous spirit of the participants.

The images reflect the community's commitment to celebrating and preserving their unique cultural heritage.

The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)
The Kurdish costume festival held in Zaxo. (Photo: Islam Hero/Kurdistan24)

 

As the festival continues, it is expected to draw even more visitors, both locals and tourists, eager to immerse themselves in Kurdish traditions. The Festival of Shells and Hats and Kurdish Clothes stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Kurdish culture and the community's dedication to its preservation.