NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Akitu, a Babylonian Syriac–Assyrian new year holiday dating back nearly seven millenia, is considered one of the most important national feasts for the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people. A celebration of renewal and rebirth, the celebration has the capacity to bring Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans) from all walks of life and religious and political affiliation together.
Thus, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) and the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) organized celebrations in several regions of the Gozarto (Jazira) Region in North and East Syria.
In Zalin (Qamishli), the SUP and ADO agreed to hold a joint celebration in Gersheran village in the countryside of Qabre Hewore (Qahtaniyah).
The celebration will witness an important historical event at the national level for the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, according to SUP officials. It will also include presenting folklore and heritage performances and speeches by the two participating parties and personalities.
In Hasakah, the SUP is organizing a celebration in the village of Tel Arboush in the countryside of the Khabur River Valley.
As reported by the SUP preparatory committee, the celebration will include folklore performances and Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) heritage songs by artist Bassam Bitar.
In Dayrik (Al-Malikiyah), the celebration will take place in the village of Hakmia. The SUP is organizing a joint celebration with the ADO which will include folklore performances and Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) heritage songs.
The celebrations from across North and East Syria will be broadcasted live by Suroyo TV.
The transportation for areas of celebrations will be free. The activities will start at 11:00 a.m. in the countryside of Zalin (Qamishli) and Hasakah and at 2:00 p.m. in Dayrik.
Akitu Brikho and Shato Brikhto!