ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A youth group is holding Erbil’s first color festival on Friday evening in Sami Abdulrahman Park. The organizers expect as many as 6,000 people will take part.
The event kicked off at 4 pm local time. The organizers have asked the festival goers to wear white dresses or T-shirts.
Though the event is mainly about the color festival, it will also include Kurdish and western dancing and live music, Avan Sherzad, an organizer told Rudaw on Friday.
She said that they will release 3,000 balloons, and raise 3,000 flags of Kurdistan. The event takes place as the Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold an independence referendum in 10 days.
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