People of North and East Syria celebrates Newroz with colorful festivities and bonfires

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Residents of North and East Syria adorned in vibrant traditional attire flocked to Newroz celebrations across the region, ushering in the spring festival with joyous festivities, although some events were delayed due to rainfall.

On 21 March, communities in North and East Syria continued their spirited celebrations, marked by the lighting of the Newroz flame in cities, districts, and towns throughout the region.

From Dayrik (Derik / Malikiyah) to Raqqa, revelers embraced the festive spirit, donning colorful folk costumes as they gathered to commemorate the new year celebration. Ceremonies unfolded in various locales, including Dayrik, Ma’bada, Qabre Hewore (Qahtaniyah), Zalin (Qamishli), Amuda, Darbasiyah, Tel Tamr, Hasakah, and Raqqa.

In Tabqa, locals converged at Al-Ittihad Stadium, adorned in Kurdish attire, to partake in the festivities. Meanwhile, in Raqqa, the Newruz flame illuminated the Kurdish Neighborhood, where revelers danced to Arabic and Kurdish melodies.

In Tel Tamr, residents came together to light the Newruz flame, reveling in dance performances set to revolutionary and folkloric tunes.

Adverse weather conditions led to the postponement of celebrations in Holeb (Aleppo), Shahba, and Kobani, where heavy rainfall persisted throughout the morning hours.