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Kurdish men wearing traditional clothing and carrying flaming torches arrive at the top of a mountain overlooking Akre. This is the culmination of the day's festivities. [John Beck/Al Jazeera] Modern Suits, The Kurds, Vernal Equinox, Al Jazeera, First Day Of Spring, Kurdistan, Bright Future, Traditional Outfits, Fireworks

Kurds in Iraq ring in the new year

The ancient festival of Newroz marks the first day of spring and the vernal equinox.

TOPSHOT - A young woman flashes the victory sign in front of a bonfire as Turkish Kurds gather during Newroz celebrations for the new year in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on March Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Ancient Persian, Vernal Equinox, First Day Of Spring, Kurdistan, Photos Of The Week, Traditional Outfits, Young Women, Victorious, Cool Photos

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

Ranchi: People gathered in large numbers at Pankri Burwadih in Hazaribag on Monday morning to witness the vernal equinox when the rays of the sun fall. Vernal Equinox, Mabon, Clear Sky, Times Of India, Monday Morning, Sunrises, Numbers, Night, Rose

People gathered in large numbers at Pankri Burwadih in Hazaribag, India, on Monday morning to witness the vernal equinox when the rays of the sun fall perpendicularly over the equator resulting in equal length of day and night. This unique phenomena can be seen from this megalithic site, about 120 km from the state capital. The clear sky over Hazaribag ensured good visibility as the sun rose from the horizon.

Ostara: Light of the Earth - symbols of new beginnings - Montclair Local News Earth Symbols, Vernal Equinox, New Beginnings, Pagan, Lotus, Garden Sculpture, Egg, Statue, Spring

Ostara: Light of the Earth - symbols of new beginnings - Montclair Local News

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Montclair resident Joe Longo, co-owner of Blu Lotus on Church Street, intends to balance a raw egg at precisely 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Tuesday is the Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara or Alban Eilir (Light of the Earth) in the Druid and Pagan traditions. It is a customary […]

Margao: Was the Margao church designed and built according to an astronomical calculation? The answer could be derived from the date, March 21 —.

Was the Margao church designed and built according to an astronomical calculation? The answer could be derived from the date, March 21 — vernal or spring equinox. At 6.15pm, beams of sunlight entered the three windows on the upper level of the church’s front façade.

A Kurdish man jumps over the fire for good luck in the new year [TNA]

The world celebrates a happy Newroz 2017

The New Arab has put together a series of videos of people...

Londoners are celebrating the spring equinox on Primrose Hill this Sunday. The Loose Association of Druids will gather at in the Hawt

Did you know you can go for a picnic with Druids on Primrose Hill this Sunday?

What's happening?Londoners are celebrating the spring equinox on Primrose Hill this Sunday. The Loose Association of Druids will gather at 12.30pm in the Hawt

On the vernal equinox, the sun rises directly over the central tower at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Photo by សុខគឹមហេង Vernal Equinox, First Day Of Spring, Angkor Wat, Beautiful Places To Visit, Things To Know, Sunrise, Earth, Siem Reap, Outdoor

8 Things to Know About the Vernal Equinox

What do eggs, shamrocks and monuments have to do with the first day of spring?

Ibrahim Parlak and Vivi Van Plew-Cid leap over the traditional Newroz fire at Cafe Gulistan in Harbert on Sunday, March - photo by David Johnson

Ibrahim Parlak wins Convention Against Torture case

HARBERT — News of the ruling arrived unexpectedly through a fax, shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, from a Chicago courthouse.

Ibrahim Parlak and Vivi Van Plew-Cid leap over the traditional Newroz fire at Cafe Gulistan in Harbert on Sunday, March - photo by David Johnson

Signs of hope for Ibrahim Parlak spring up at Newroz celebration

HARBERT — Newroz was celebrated with a sense of hope at Ibrahim Parlak’s Cafe Gulistan in Harbert on Sunday, March 25.

A Kosovo dervish, adept of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam, pierces his neck with a needle during a ceremony in a prayer room in Prizren during Newroz celebrations March — AFP pic

Kosovo Dervishes pierce their mouths in celebration of spring | Malay Mail

PRIZREN (Kosovo), March 23 — Like every spring, the Dervishes in Kosovo yesterday celebrated the beginning of the season by dancing and pushing skewers into their mouths in a quest for heavenly salvation. Considered as a mystic sect by their fellow Muslims, some 60 Dervishes gathered in the...

People react during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir (Reuters)

Festival of Newroz celebrated across Turkey even as arrests are made

Kurdish and pro-Kurdish politicians in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir slam Turkey's Syria operation during Persian New Years celebrations

People celebrate Newroz in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on March Photo: Bulent Kilic

Turkey rounds up 47 in Adana ahead of Kurdish Newroz celebrations

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