Syriac people in Syria and Iraq prepare for 6773 Akitu celebrations  

BETH NAHRIN — Celebrations are planned for across Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia) to mark 6773 Akitu — the Babylonian Syriac–Assyrian New Year. In Nineveh Plains, the heart of ancient Syriac–Assyrian civilization, celebrations are scheduled to take place on Mount Alfaf (Mount Maqlub) near Dayro d-Mor Mattai (Mor Mattai Monastery) at 10:00 a.m.

Across the border in North and East Syria, celebrations jointly organized by the Syriac Union Party (SUP), the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), and the Assyrian Democratic Party (ADP) are scheduled in Gersheran village in the countryside of Qabre Hewore (Qahtaniyah) at 11:00 a.m., Hakmeya village in the countryside of Dayrik (Malikiyah) at 2:00 p.m., and Tel Wardiyat village in the countryside of Hasakah at 11:00 a.m.

Free transportation will be provided in North and East Syria for all who wish to attend.

The celebrations in both Syria and Iraq will be broadcast live by Suroyo TV.