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Kultur

With traditions tracing back many centuries, the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq live a vibrant and multifaceted culture. Savoury cuisine, exquisite garments, cheerful group dancing – these are some of the vital elements of the Kurdish culture. Once a year family and friends come together to mark Newroz, a celebration of their history, culture, and the beginning of the Kurdish New Year. We welcome you to come and explore the rich culture of the Kurdish people.

Dilshad Said: Peshmerga

Dilshad Said, Kurdish-Austrian composer, with his Symphony "Peshmerga", played by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
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Newroz, the Kurdish New Year

Newroz, the Kurdish New Year

The Kurdish holiday of Newroz is celebrated on the eve of the 20th of March, marking both the Kurdish New Year and the beginning of spring. Read more on this ceremonial event.
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Traditional Kurdish Clothing

Traditional Kurdish Clothing

People in flowing, colourful dresses with artfully arranged turbans – this is the picture that presents itself to travellers in the Kurdistan Region.
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Kurdish Cuisine

Kurdish Cuisine

Fresh salads, grilled meat and home-made bread – delicious Kurdish cuisine always has travellers relishing for more. Sharing food with family and friends is an important part of Kurdish social life.
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