A Kosovo dervish, adept of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam, pierces his neck with a needle during a ceremony in a prayer room in Prizren during Newroz celebrations March 22, 2018. — AFP pic
A young woman flashes the victory sign in front of a bonfire as Turkish Kurds gather during Newroz celebrations for the new year in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on 21st March 2018. Newroz (also known as Nawroz or Nowruz) is an ancient Persian festival, which is also celebrated by Kurdish people, marking the first day of spring.
People react during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir (Reuters)
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People celebrate Newroz in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on March 21, 2017. Photo: Bulent Kilic | AFP
A spring goddess statue stands next to an egg. The egg is a symbol of new beginnings. COURTESY CRAIG SLOAN, CO-OWNER BLU LOTUS
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A votive plaque known as the Ninnion Tablet depicting elements of the Eleusinian Mysteries
Ralph Naveau successfully flips a pancake in one hand, while holding a coin in the other. Pancake tossing was among the amusements that French Town's settlers enjoyed in mid-winter during the early 1800s in Monroe. (Photo by VANESSA RAY)
The grand parade is one of the highlights of the junior Candlemas.
A participant in the Imbolc ritual holds a candle Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at The Gaia House in Carbondale. (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)
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