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I had felt bad that I did not include any pictures from Eastern Kurdistan, or the Kurdish areas in Iran which include the Kordestan, Kermanshah, and West Azerbaijan (Urmia) provinces, as well as parts of Illam with Feyli Kurds. Kurds in Iran are usually given more leeway in the celebration, owing to the fact that it is deeply embedded in Iranian culture unlike in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq where the celebration did not have a direct parallel in the dominant cultures there. Direct cultural expression is still difficult, especially in ways that might be interpreted as ‘secessionist’ in nature. Kurds from Iran, especially in the towns along the border, will sometimes come to Southern Kurdistan (Iraqi Kurdistan) for celebration as it can sometimes allow for greater leeway and less chance of security forces intervening in a celebration in the off-chance something supportive of Kurdish autonomy can be seen.

At any rate, I saw a thread over on a Kurdish forum which gathered some pictures from Kurds in Iran celebrating Newroz. It’s nearly two weeks late, I know, but better than nothing! These pictures are described by the original poster as being from the cities of Zardasht, Sine, Mahabad, Piranshar, Karand, Bokan, though not specified exactly where they are.
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Zardasht, Sine, Mahabad, piranshar, Karand, Bokan

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