Zoroastrians mark Indigenous Nations Day with celebration in Sulaimani
By Sartip Othman
Sulaimani hosted the peace and coexistence festival on Thursday night.
“Peace and Coexistence” was the gathering's slogan in a city that is considered to be a mecca for culture.
People danced the halparke (a type of Kurdish dance). Zoroastrian religious rites, music and songs were also presented.
Zoroastrianism is not recognized as an official religion in the Kurdistan Region or in Iraq, although they are free to celebrate and practice their beliefs publicly in Kurdistan.
The Network of Kurdistan’s Components Organization organized the event as part of the Indigenous Nations Day