The Yezidi community in Armenia, the largest ethnic minority in the country, celebrates the New Year on the first Wednesday following April 13. On that day Yezidis visit cemeteries because they believe that they should not forget their dead. Then they proceed with the celebrations proper. On April 16 this year, Yezidis staged New Year celebrations at one of the central parks of Yerevan. The festival included a traditional table, the performance of folk songs and dances.
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