Syriac people in Dayrik, North and East Syria, celebrate St. Barbara’s Day

DAYRIK, Syria — The Syriac Women’s Union (SWU) branch in Dayrik (Al-Malikiyah), in North and East Syria, organized a St. Barbara’s Day celebration for the children of the Shiblo Kindergarten.

Seventeen Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) children participated in the celebration.

Official of the SWU Dayrik Branch Georgette Abdel Nour said that the celebration was organized to introduce the kindergarten children to St. Barbara and her life and to inspire them with her great faith.

The children wore various costumes and joyfully sang and danced. Games were organized for the children and traditional food for the celebration of St. Barbara’s Day was distributed to them.