Fast days of Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Ailas

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The festival of the saints Khidr and Aylas (Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Aylas) is one of the important occasions observed by the Yazidis. Although many people hold these saints in high regard, each person has a unique perspective on them.They are viewed as brothers by some, father and son by others, and sometimes they are viewed as a single individual. They are highly revered in many places; in Iran, he is known as Khizr; in Azerbaijan, he is known as Khidr Nabi; in Armenia, he is known as Surb Sarkis (Saint Sarkis); in Ossetian mythology, he is known as Vastarji; and in later years, the saint started to identify with St. George the Victorious. It is significant that the event, which primarily occurs in February, is observed in the winter by Yazidis, Azerbaijanis, and Armenians. With a thousand-year history, fast days, Aida Khidr Nabi, and Khidr Ailas have been associated with virtue and desire fulfillment. The festival falls on the first Thursday of the month Sbat (sibat), or February, as determined by the eastern calendar ("old style").

A three-day fast (rojî) is observed prior to the holidays of Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Aylas in the same manner as other Yazidi fasts. They rise early, well before dawn, and begin eating, known as pashiv (paşîv), after prayer. They abstain from eating and drinking anything from sunrise until dusk. Fitar, or breaking the fast, is when the believer starts eating just before dusk after washing his hands and face and praying. These days, dairy and vegetable products—such as wheat flour—are used to produce meals.

The Yazidis will commemorate Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Ailas after a three-day fast.

All Yazidis are sincerely congratulated on this lovely occasion by the Cultural Center of the Yazidis of the Caucasus! May you all be well and happy, friends!

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Fast days of Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Ailas

2024/02/980-1707817654.jpg
Read: 1372     12:00     13 Февраль 2024    

The festival of the saints Khidr and Aylas (Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Aylas) is one of the important occasions observed by the Yazidis. Although many people hold these saints in high regard, each person has a unique perspective on them.They are viewed as brothers by some, father and son by others, and sometimes they are viewed as a single individual. They are highly revered in many places; in Iran, he is known as Khizr; in Azerbaijan, he is known as Khidr Nabi; in Armenia, he is known as Surb Sarkis (Saint Sarkis); in Ossetian mythology, he is known as Vastarji; and in later years, the saint started to identify with St. George the Victorious. It is significant that the event, which primarily occurs in February, is observed in the winter by Yazidis, Azerbaijanis, and Armenians. With a thousand-year history, fast days, Aida Khidr Nabi, and Khidr Ailas have been associated with virtue and desire fulfillment. The festival falls on the first Thursday of the month Sbat (sibat), or February, as determined by the eastern calendar ("old style").

A three-day fast (rojî) is observed prior to the holidays of Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Aylas in the same manner as other Yazidi fasts. They rise early, well before dawn, and begin eating, known as pashiv (paşîv), after prayer. They abstain from eating and drinking anything from sunrise until dusk. Fitar, or breaking the fast, is when the believer starts eating just before dusk after washing his hands and face and praying. These days, dairy and vegetable products—such as wheat flour—are used to produce meals.

The Yazidis will commemorate Aid Khidr Nabi and Aid Khidr Ailas after a three-day fast.

All Yazidis are sincerely congratulated on this lovely occasion by the Cultural Center of the Yazidis of the Caucasus! May you all be well and happy, friends!

yezidi.ge





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #cultureyazidis   #traditionyazidis