About some Yazidi folk festivals and rituals
Holidays and rituals are an integral part of the national culture of the Yezidis. They are mainly connected with the economic activities of the Yezidis, who traditionally were skilled pastoralists and diligent farmers.
Like many peoples of the East, the big holidays of the Yezidis are timed to coincide with the new periods of the year, which begins on March 21. Such a holiday is the New Year. It was preceded by less significant, but traditionally national holidays, which were considered by the Yezidis as the new year of Eide Sersale.