Happy Nowruz: Thousands of Kurds celebrate New Year

COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv

Thousands of Kurds gathered on Mishtenur hill in Kobane, Syria, on Monday to celebrate the Kurdish New Year holiday of 'Nowruz' and to stand in solidarity against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The Persian New Year 'Nowruz' welcomes the coming of spring and is traditionally celebrated in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western Asia.