Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani received a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the occasion of the commencement of the Nawroz holiday, wishing the holiday brings joy, happiness, stability, and good health.
The prime minister’s letter stated:
“We hope the coming of Nawroz brings with it joy and the promise of victory on ISIS and the events of spring lead to happiness and stability for our country. I wish you always a good health.”
Many Kurds around the world celebrate the day to mark the new year and the start of spring, on or around March 20. Events include dancing, eating, the wearing of traditional clothing often during elaborate parties near fire, or where possible, on hills and mountains.