Syriac Cultural Week takes place in Nohadra, Iraq

NOHADRA, Iraq — Syriac Cultural Week concluded on Monday in Nohadra (Duhok), in northern Iraq. The week of activities included speeches, poems, as well as folk and lyrical performances, in addition to dialogue sessions.

The governor of Nohadra, Ali Tatar, Iraqi MPs, representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), political parties representatives, and members of Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian organizations people, as well as heads of Churches and poets participated in the opening ceremony.

Syriac Cultural Week took place from 8 to 12 December, with events taking place in Nohadra, Alqosh, Telskuf, and Zakho.

At the opening, folk performances by the Barmaya Folklore Troupe were presented, in addition to musical performances by the Canara Orchestra.

Four poems were recited and a documentary about Nohadra was shown, in addition to a dialogue session on the situation of the Syriac singing. An exhibition of photographs and books was also opened.

Theatrical performances and a musical performance on the flute were also featured. A panel discussion was also held on Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian cultural heritage and its transmission between generations.

All activities of the Syriac Cultural Week were broadcasted live on Suroyo TV’s Facebook page.