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Day 8 – Nahla

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Where to begin this beautiful experience… We arrived in Nahla to a welcome like no other. The people of Nahla had gathered to welcome us with food, drinks and traditional Assyrian singing of ‘rawe’. We danced, sang, and laughed the night away while making friendships of a lifetime. We awoke in the morning to the…



Day 7 – Bakhdida

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Today we travel to the center of Nineveh Plains, to the beautiful town of Bakhdida. This was a great day for everyone, because we got to share the day with our friends from Europe who were also in the country for Akitu. The population of Baghdida is 99% Assyrian.  The town is in a disputed…



Day 5 – Presentation – Bazar – Wedding!

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Today started with an informative session by the Assyrian Democratic Movement’s (ADM) Mr. Mikhael Benjamen covering ADM’s goals, agenda and accomplishments. Following the presentation and question/answer period, our group headed to the local bazar for some gifts, souvenirs and Assyrian CDs. At night, we attended an Assyrian wedding in our beloved homeland. This beautiful experience…



Day 4 – Akitu!

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Good morning from Bet-Nahrain, Happy Assyrian New Year 6763! This day is one of the most important days of the Gishru trip; it is the day that we celebrate the Assyrian New Year with a parade and post-parade festivities along with singing and dancing. It’s a full day celebration! Excitement fills the air as Gishru…



Travel Day

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Our journey began on March 28 with twenty four Gishru participants meeting in Washington DC to depart on the Birthright trip of our lifetime. Introductions and reunions were underway as all twenty four participants gathered at the departure gate. After a long flight over the Atlantic, we were finally getting closer to our destination! With…