In pictures: Ezidis gather at Lalish Temple for Olive Harvest ceremony

2018-11-21
Muhannad Shingali- Ninawa Ezidis congregated in large numbers at the Holy Temple of Lalish in Shekhan, Ninawa on Tuesday, November 20 to celebrate the Olive Harvest ceremony. The olives are picked from the temple's olive grove, which comprises 750 to 800 olive trees. [gallery ids="23916,23929"] The oil which is later extracted from the olives is used to light lanterns in the temple and other Ezidi sacred places, particularly during religious ceremonies. [gallery ids="23918,23919"]  The Olive Harvest ceremony starts at the final days of November an the beginning of December of every year.
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