Welcome to the year 2626 / by Cyrus

Backstage with @hellyluv for #nowruz in #Erbil. Thousands gathered to dance and picnic and climb shit for a better view. Helly killed it. #iraq #kurdistan #music #international #travel Backstage with Kurdish pop star Helly Luv for Nowruz in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Nowruz is the celebration of the new year in Iran and Kurdistan, and it comes on the spring equinox. Rebirth and starting fresh.

The sun was shining and thousands gathered to dance and picnic (the Kurdish national past time) and climb shit for a better view. Helly only has one song, but she performed it well. A massive fireworks display went off to officially mark the start of the year 2626.