ERBIL — 30 Iraqi couples held a collective wedding ceremony on Tuesday in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, to highlight the spirit of peaceful coexistence in the Kurdish areas.
The Iraqi Youth Association confirmed to BasNews that 60 young men and women married on August 8th in a mass wedding ceremony held in Ankawa district of Erbil.
The association, in cooperation with the Kildany Academic Center, organized the ceremony for the young brides and grooms from Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk, Anbar and Salahaddin provinces.
BasNews has learned that the group of couples were made up of Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens from the areas outside the Kurdistan Region.
“Since Erbil is a symbol for security and stability in the region, the organizers decided on the collective wedding to be held there,” Fahmi Rayan, one of the organizers, told BasNews.