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Yazidis ring in the year 6767

Operation Ezra and growing Yazidi community celebrate new year

April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Yazidis ring in the year 6767
April 19, 2017 - Members of Winnipeg’s Yazidi community celebrate the religious new year at the First Unitarian Universalist Church with a game featuring coloured, hard boiled eggs that are struck against one another.  (DANIELLE DA SIVLA/SOU'WESTER/CANSTAR). (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - Aveena Hasan, 6, carries a basket full of dyed hard boiled eggs to share with people celebrating the Yazidi new year. Eggs are an important symbol of the Yazidi faith. Egg shells are used to mark Yazidi homes for blessings during the new year celebration. (DANIELLE DA SILVA/SOU'WESTER/CANSTAR). (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - Nafiya Naso address the community before dinner on the Yazidi new yar. The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - Khuder Naso and his brother Enez Jallo are pictured as the Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - Members of Winnipeg’s Yazidi community celebrate the religious new year at the First Unitarian Universalist Church with a game featuring coloured, hard boiled eggs that are struck against one another. (DANIELLE DA SIVLA/SOU'WESTER/CANSTAR). - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - Aveena Hasan, 6, carries a basket full of dyed hard boiled eggs to share with people celebrating the Yazidi new year. Eggs are an important symbol of the Yazidi faith. Egg shells are used to mark Yazidi homes for blessings during the new year celebration. (DANIELLE DA SILVA/SOU'WESTER/CANSTAR). - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - Nafiya Naso address the community before dinner on the Yazidi new yar. The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - Khuder Naso and his brother Enez Jallo are pictured as the Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar) - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)

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