Turkey Bans Celebration of “Nawroz” in Afrin

Turkey informed the local councils formed in Afrin to ban any celebration of Nawroz. It is one of the national holidays celebrated by the Kurds every year.

The communiqué is an assertion of the recent controversy over a number of councils allowing the celebration on March 21 to be forced to withdraw their statements later.
Some local councils forming Turkey’s administrative arm in Afrin have justified the ban on celebrations of the dire need to manage citizens ‘ affairs in the city.
Nawroz marks the first day of the Kurdish year (21 March), the national day of the Kurdish people, which is at the same time the new Kurdish year, and is part of the ancient festivals celebrated by the Kurds and many other indigenous peoples in the region. The natural transformation of the climate, the entry into the spring month of fertile month and the renewal of life in the cultures of a number of Asian peoples, coincide
But Nawroz also holds a special characteristic linked to the issue of freedom from injustice, according to the Kurdish myth that the set up fire by Kawa Haddad was a symbol of victory and salvation from the injustice of an tyranny ruler.
The celebration begins in the morning until the second day, when the 20th evening of Nawroz is lit on top of the mountains and people go out to the parks on the second day.
As soon as the Islamic factions loyal to Ankara entered the city of Afrin with Turkish support, they destroyed the statue of Kawa Haddad in downtown Afrin, a national symbol of apostasy and many people in the region, refusing to recognize the feast and its expression of the symbols of infidels and atheism.