Pictures from the Assyrian New Year Celebration in Syria

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Photos Taken By Mr. Bassem Tellawi

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The Assyrian Folk Dance Group of Khabour

The Assyrian Folk Dance Group of Khabour celebrating the Assyrian New Year and the Wedding Festivities on Monday, April 1, 2002.

 
Brides and Brides-Mates

The Brides and Brides-Mates walking towards the center of the dance circle on Monday, April 1, 2002.

 
Brides and Brides-Mates

The Brides and Brides-Mates walking towards the center of the dance circle followed by the Grooms on Monday, April 1, 2002.

 
Brides and Brides-Mates

The Brides and Brides-Mates walking through through a designed gate resembling the ancient Gates of Ishtar, on Monday, April 1, 2002.

 
Nanar Younan, Osama Moushe Yakhanis and Guards

Nanar Younan, left, representing an ancient Assyrian queen of 7th century B.C, Shamiram, or Semiramis, and Osama Moushe Yakhanis , right, representing an ancient Assyrian king, stand between their group of male and female Assyrian guards on Monday, April 1, 2002.

 
16 Wedding Couples

The 16 Wedding Couples accompanied by the Assyrian Folk Dance Group of Khabour toward a church-like stage built for the purpose of marriage ceremonies on Monday, April 1, 2002.

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Pictures from the Assyrian New Year Celebration in Syria - 6752

Assyrian New Year Celebration in Syria - 6752

Assyrian New Year Celebration in the Homeland - 6752

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