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Kurdish Community in Syria Celebrate Nowruz Day.

Governorates, (SANA)-The Kurdish community in Syria on Sunday celebrated the Nowruz Day which heralds the onset of spring, reflecting Syria's cultural richness and diversity.

The celebrators emphasized the state of amity binding all Syrians in a fabulous national mosaic.

In Damascus countryside, people gathered near Sahara Complex in Dimas, wearing folklore costumes in a festive atmosphere that featured art shows and dances, waving the Syrian flag.

The festivities mirrored the cozy atmosphere in what constituted an opportunity for relatives and friends to meet, who came from various places, bringing food and drinks, setting up tents and relishing folklore and national songs.

A number of Kurdish citizens told SANA that the feast is not restricted to a specific group, hailing the facilitations offered by the concerned bodies to make celebrations a success.

''Nowruz Day is for all Syrians.

It reflects the spirit of amity and fraternity among them,'' said one of the celebrators, adding they take pride in being Syrians.

Another said Nowruz is an opportunity to emphasize amity, freedom and peace for all, wishing that everyone could enjoy the jovial atmosphere of this social tradition which is rooted in the Syrian cultural identity.

Jubilant crowds gathered in several areas across Hasake, Raqqa and Tal Abyad and festivals were held, dominated by dabkeh (Arab folk dance), plays and poetry contests in the open air.

M.

Ismael

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Date:Mar 21, 2011
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