Yezidis participate in the olive harvest in the holy Lalesh

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Representatives of the Yezidi people gathered at the sacred Lalesh Temple to take part in the annual olive harvest season.
This ceremony is held annually at the end of November, many Yezidis from nearby areas visit Lalesh, offering their help in collecting olives. Traditionally, men shake olive trees, and women collect fallen fruits, in the evening, after work, those present listen to religious readings from the clergy.
The harvested crop is stored for several months, then the olives are pressed into oil and turned into candles, which are later used in the sacred Lalesh temple.
Last year, the ceremony was affected by strict isolation measures that came into force due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony was attended by the head of the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Yezidis, Bawe Gavan, Bawe Chavish, a number of clergymen, as well as Kavals, Fakirs, Kochaks and mrids (laypeople).
566 candles are lit daily in Lalesh Temple.
Usually the harvest lasts for five days, according to those present, it is not the fact of olive harvesting itself that is important, but the fact that this event unites Yezidis from all over Iraq and Kurdistan.
These days Lalesh is visited by representatives of the Yezidi people from Bakhzan, Babir, Bozan, Shangala and other districts.

Mlêtê Êzidî





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Yezidis participate in the olive harvest in the holy Lalesh

2021/12/754-1638342950.jpg
Read: 2556     15:30     01 Декабрь 2021    

Representatives of the Yezidi people gathered at the sacred Lalesh Temple to take part in the annual olive harvest season.
This ceremony is held annually at the end of November, many Yezidis from nearby areas visit Lalesh, offering their help in collecting olives. Traditionally, men shake olive trees, and women collect fallen fruits, in the evening, after work, those present listen to religious readings from the clergy.
The harvested crop is stored for several months, then the olives are pressed into oil and turned into candles, which are later used in the sacred Lalesh temple.
Last year, the ceremony was affected by strict isolation measures that came into force due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony was attended by the head of the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Yezidis, Bawe Gavan, Bawe Chavish, a number of clergymen, as well as Kavals, Fakirs, Kochaks and mrids (laypeople).
566 candles are lit daily in Lalesh Temple.
Usually the harvest lasts for five days, according to those present, it is not the fact of olive harvesting itself that is important, but the fact that this event unites Yezidis from all over Iraq and Kurdistan.
These days Lalesh is visited by representatives of the Yezidi people from Bakhzan, Babir, Bozan, Shangala and other districts.

Mlêtê Êzidî





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #Lalesh   #iraqyazidis