Yezidis celebrate New Year in Dohuk

Filed in by del 30/03/2016

DOHUK, IRAQ - APRIL 16: Yezidis celebrate their New Year in Dohuk, Iraq, on April 16, 2014. The ceremony started in Lalish Temple, the main Yezidi temple (60 km northern Mosul city in Shekhan town), and the candles are lit in all the corners of the Temple. They kiss Baba Sheikh's (spiritual leader) hand and walk to the area which make 365 fire for a year. The New Year Celebration is special and it has historical indication for Yezidis that refers to Yezidi civilization and existence. (Photo by Idris Okuducu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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