BETH NAHRIN — The Syriac villages associations in diaspora held celebrations for supporting the Syriac villages in the homeland of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia).
The celebrations, which were organized in Germany and the Netherlands, were sponsored by the Qabre Hewore (Qahtaniyah) association of the Gozarto region, Federation of Iwardo associations and Arkah support association.
The celebration organized by the Federation of Iwardo associations was held in Hall of Mary Virgin Church in Hengelo, the Netherlands.
It was opened by Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of the Netherlands Archdiocese Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin.
The celebration included speeches about the federation work to improve the situation of the Iwardo village, in addition paying attention to other projects in the village.
The event also included Syriac folklore songs and dance.
The celebration organized by Arkah support association was held in Giessen, German, on 20th anniversary of founding the federation.
The celebration began with a minute of silence for the martyrs of Baghdede tragedy and martyrs of Syriac people, followed by speeches of Khuroyo Samuel, father Lahdo Aydin, Kenan Budak and the federation officials.
They thanked the supporters, and urged Syriac people to continue supporting the Arkah village.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the European Syriac Union (ESU) and former MP in the Turkish parliament Tuma Çelik.
The celebration included reading a congratulatory telegram from the Suroyo TV Administration, in addition to folkloric songs and performance.
The Qabre Hewore (Qahtaniyah) association of the Gozarto region also organized a celebration in Wiesbaden. It included speeches about the association’s work and future projects. This was followed by folkloric songs and performance.