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Sun, May 07




Is celebrated a festival of spring/summer in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Greece, and in fact all eastern Mediterranean countries since ancient times. ala will donate $10 for per guest. You can get the ticket at the entrance,(For fortune telling please get your ticket online)

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ala        HIDRELLEZ
ala        HIDRELLEZ

Time & Location

May 07, 2023, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ala, 1320 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

About the event

The transformation experienced in nature with spring is unprecedented. This transformation carries everyone away. Traditional holidays with different names and stories are starting to be celebrated all over the world. Like Hidirellez...

The Spring Celebration ‘Hidrellez’ takes place annually on 6 May, which is recognized as Spring Day, or the awakening of nature. ‘Hidrellez’ is a compound noun derived from ‘Hidir’ and ‘Ilyas’, which are believed to be the protectors of earth and water and the helpers of individuals, families and communities in need of them. To mark this occasion, various ceremonies and rituals connected with nature are performed, guaranteeing the wellbeing, fertility and prosperity of the family and community and protecting livestock and crops for the upcoming year. The element belongs to all participants: families, children, youth, adults, dancers and singers. The rituals have deep-rooted cultural meanings and provide the community with a sense of belonging and cultural identity and an opportunity to strengthen relations. The communities concerned ensure the viability of the element by participating in the Spring Celebration on an annual basis. The complex organization of related events at the local, regional and national levels ensures the wide participation of individuals, groups and communities. The element is recognized as a key part of the cultural identity of the local communities and related knowledge and skills are transmitted within the family and between community members through oral communication, observation, participation and performances.


  • 3 hours 40 minutes


  • 3 hours 40 minutes


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