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Seharane

Seharane, the holiday of the Jewish communities of Kurdistan, was in the past generally

celebrated during Pesach, as a symbol of renewal and the spring, but is celebrated in

modern day Israel during the holiday of Sukkot. The meaning of the holiday's name is

connected to nature and indeed, it is customary during the holiday to visit parks and forests,

to celebrate with song, music and dance and with large family meals. The Kurdish Jews

adorn themselves with jewelry and traditional costume and play traditional musical

instruments. It is also customary to celebrate engagement parties and recite special prayers.

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