In February and March, we hosted a series of Newroz events across the UK, where we came together with the Kurdish communities to celebrate and mark the most important event in the Kurdish calendar. Focused on the UK’s major cities, we joined together with leaders in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester to mark Newroz.
Hearing from Leader of Manchester Council, Bev Craig, as well as other prominent community leaders from Manchester and the North West, we enjoyed an evening of dancing, food and laughter, as we marked our first Newroz event in Manchester.
We also took the opportunity to pay our respects and show solidarity with the victims of the Turkey/Syria earthquake, affecting countless lives across the world, including in Manchester and the North West. Marking the tragedy, we were joined by leaders in the Manchester Kurdish Community who have worked especially hard to support the earthquake victims, recognising their work with a special recognition award.
We look forward to being welcomed back at Manchester Central Library next year as we once again celebrate the occasion.
Newroz Pîroz Be!