Kurds in Syria revive ancient rain ritual as drought bites
 
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Syrian Kurds in the northeastern city of Qamishli on Friday (29) performed an ancient rain ritual that gains new relevance as they battle record-breaking rainfall.The "Bride of the Rain" ritual has been performed for centuries by the region's Kurdish community. As is customary in winter to eradicate drought.

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Dolls made of wood and colorful fabrics parade through the streets and spray water while people offer special prayers.After many deaths in the past few decades The practice has resurfaced as drought-stricken residents of northeastern Syria. with increasing climate disasters threatening crops and their livelihoods.

Farhan Ahmad, 54, who owns farmland, said: "We have long abandoned this tradition. But we have recovered in the last two years... due to severe drought"In the Syrian city of Qamishli, a group of children carry the doll along the streets. while the neighbors bring a cup of water for the ritual

An elderly man stood out the window of an empty cinder block building, sending a rain prayer.Hajji Sulaiman, 71, said he remembered performing the same ritual as a child. But now the situation is different.We have entered the middle of winter. And it hasn't rained yet,
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