Rojava Solidarity Seattle

Newroz: Politicizing Kurdish Culture

With the arrival of spring, people across historic Kurdistan are celebrating the new year, known as Newroz/Nowruz. A historically Zoroastrian holiday, Newroz has been celebrated for over 1,000 years during the Spring Equinox with traditional songs, dancing, poetry reading and community gatherings. People often light bonfires to signify the passing of winter into spring.