Celebrating Red Wednesday

4/23/2017 10:42:32 AM

On the 19th of April, CDO Community Center in partnership with UNHCR hosted a 'Red Wednesday' celebration for Yazidi families. 'Red Wednesday' or 'Charshamba Sor' is the official new years of Yazidis, families gather to lit 366 torches, each torch representing a day from the past year, and the beginning of the first day of their new year. On this day families visit each other to pursue forgiveness from one another. A Yazidi representative spoke at the ceremony, giving a brief history about the celebration and concluded with expressing gratitude to CDO for hosting and arranging the event.   

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