PM Barzani commemorates Yezidi New Year

Prime Minister Barzani reaffirmed the KRG’s “unwavering commitment” to protecting the rights of the Yezidis and preserving their privacy and dignity, along with those of all the other communities in the Kurdistan Region.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani. (Photo: KRG)
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani. (Photo: KRG)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday congratulated the Yezidis in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the world on the occasion of the Yezidi New Year, according to a statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

“With the arrival of the Yezidi New Year, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations and blessings to the Yezidi community in Kurdistan, Iraq, and worldwide. In particular, I would like to address Prince Hazim Tahsin Beg, Mir of the Yezidis, Sheikh Ali Ilyas, and the Spiritual Council. May this holiday be filled with joy and happiness for everyone,” the statement read.

Prime Minister Barzani reaffirmed the KRG’s “unwavering commitment” to protecting the rights of the Yezidis and preserving their privacy and dignity, along with those of all the other communities in the Kurdistan Region.

On Yezidi New Year, 366 candles were lit at the ancient temple of Lalish in the Kurdistan Region's Shekhan district. These candles were lit to mark each day on the Yezidi calendar.

Thousands of Yezidis flocked to Lalish, the holiest Yezidi temple located in a valley about 40 kilometers from Duhok.