Springtime // Nowruz

The biggest day on the Kurdish calendar by a long shot is Nowruz. Marking the first day of Spring and the Persian New Year, Kurds head for the mountains to set ablaze the evening sky with bonfires.

Sarah & Lily with friends Anna & Judah

Sarah & Lily with friends Anna & Judah

Elliana exploring the wilderness of beautiful Kurdistan

Elliana exploring the wilderness of beautiful Kurdistan

Nowruz also marks the beginning of "picnic season" as the beautiful weather and the picturesque, green scenery make for the perfect picnics. As you can see from the photos below, we have had our fair share of picnicking fun already. 

A Kurdish Picnic Feast

A Kurdish Picnic Feast

Dancing for hours on end

Dancing for hours on end

Kurdish Kite

Kurdish Kite

Getting the steak tikka ready

Getting the steak tikka ready

Photos courtesy of Dalton Thomas.

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