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Kha b' Nisan or Ha b' Nisin, also Ha b' Nison; ܚܕ ܒܢܝܣܢ "First of April", Resha d'Sheta; ܪܫܐ ܕܫܢܬܐ "Head of the year" in Assyrian, also known as Akitu, or Assyrian New Year is the spring festival among the Assyrians, celebrated on 1 April.
Celebrations involve parades and parties. Some Assyrians wear traditional costume and dance in parks for hours. In Europe, the United States and Canada, there are often parties with food, music and dance.
Assyrians celebrate Kha b' Nisan by holding social events including parades and parties. They also gather in clubs and social institutions and listen to the poets who recite the story of creation. The men and women wear traditional clothes and dance in parks for hours.
It has also become tradition to hold a parade down King Sargon Blvd in Chicago, Illinois, with the Assyrian organizations, churches, and sometimes businesses, each creating a float and participating in the parade.
It is a tradition in Assyrian villages for girls to gather flowers and herbs which are then suspended under the house's roof. The bunches are referred to as "Deqna d' Nisan", ܕܩܢܐ ܕܢܝܣܢ meaning "beard of April/Spring".
originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: worldstarcountry
These are my people. It's too bad they were tainted with Christianity. At least a few still follow the old gods.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Abysha
holy smokes that is so cool you have Assyrian background. Do you know much about the old Gods Ashura and Marduk?? Is that where part of your screen name comes from? Because I don't have a clue, and lately have become very interested after realizing, Assyrian culture still exists!
a reply to: intrptr
No that is the symbol of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU), an Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac Christian Force in Nineveh Plain that banded together after Saudi funded Wahhabi anti-Islamic psycho cannibal child killers who shake hands and smile with John McCain raided their country and began trying to erase their history through mass killings and genocide. But moving on, because I would rather not make this political, they also work with the SDF in fighting unIslamicState in Syria by providing fighters for the cause. Click on the image the visit their twitter page.