History

Introduction (Who are Yezidies)

Yezidies (Ezdi as they call them themselves) are an Iranian-speaking nation belonging to a specific religion, which is called Sharfadin or as it is usually referred to Yezidianity. This religion believes in a sole god. The origin country of Yezidies is believed to be the Mesopotamia. Yezidies are one of the few nations from that area who have managed to ...

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The Yazidis Relegion

Dear listeners, in this and following videos we will represent the origin of the Yazidi religion and all the questions connected with this belief. That’s why today we have invited Sheikh Hassan Hassanyan, spiritual leader of the Yazidis in Armenia so that he represents us the religion of the Yazidis. Mr. Hassanyan, first of all let’s speak when the religion ...

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The Yezidis relegions ( part 2 )

6.Which is the religious center of Yazidis and what kind of holidays do they have connected with their religious center? Yazidis religious center, that is our sanctuary, is located in Northern Iraq, in Lalesh.  We keep in secular and spiritual contact with our sanctuary’s priests and thanks to them we have restored some of our holidays. Under the pressure of ...

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The Yezidis Wedding

We referred to the Yezidi religious celebrations in the previous video and represented the festivals celebrated by the Yezidi during their religious holidays. We are going to describe you the Yezidi wedding and introduce all the rituals in this video. Currently, when all the Yezidi around the world are in danger to be assimilated, it is too important to maintain ...

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Yezidi religious holidays

The holidays of the Yazidi are divided into 2 groups, spiritual holidays and secular ones. As the Yazidi are ethno confessional group, which means that their religion is unique, their holidays are alsi related to their religion. We are going to refer to the religious holidays and festivals of the Yazidi in this video. The holidays of the Yazidi are ...

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The beginning and strengthening of Armenian-Yazidi friendship

Armenian-Yazidi friendship is an interesting example in the history of people’s coexistence. Although the religions, aspirations and goals  of 2 nations are different, it hasn’t disturbed 2 nations to live together and establish  friendly relations, to create so profitable and firm alliance, that had a fatal meaning for both nations during the most crucial moments of the history. It is ...

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Yazidis in the First Republic of Armenia

The Yazidi people have always shared the fate of the Armenian nation in the most decisive periods of history. In this video we will talk about Jahangir Agha and Usub Bey, who made a huge contribution to the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia, as well as to the strengthening of Armenia-Yazidi friendship and cooperation.  These personalities were the ...

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The Yazidis’ genocide in Shangal ( Sinjar ) parts of north Iraq

The Yazidi region of Sinjar (Shingal) which is situated in Nineveh Province, Northern Iraq has been a subject of disputes between Iraq’s central authority and Kurdistan Regional Government. Founded in 2014, the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) from the very beginning of its activities chose those points as a target that were more important and at the same time less ...

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The Yazidis in the third Republic of Armenia

If according to the population census done after the WWII the number of ethnic minorities in Armenia had increased, the situation changed drastically in the 1980-1990-th which was conditioned by the Nagorno Karabagh conflict, the Spitak earthquake, socio-economic transitions, the collapse of the USSR, fall of prodcution, etc. These developments had their negative consequences not only on Yazidis, but on ...

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