Eid visits to martyrs' cemeteries in Northern and Eastern Syria

Thousands of people in northern and eastern Syria visited martyrs' cemeteries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Today marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr. In the autonomous region of North and East Syria, people traditionally visit the graves of their loved ones in the cemeteries of martyrs early in the morning after the holiday prayers. Flowers are laid at the grave sites and torches and candles are lit. Sweets are distributed and people wish each other a peaceful holiday.

Visiting cemeteries and graves of the fallen on public holidays is a tradition throughout Kurdistan. In north-east Syria, over 12,000 people have lost their lives in the fight against Islamist groups such as ISIS and al-Nusra and against the Turkish occupation. There is hardly a family that does not have a fallen relative.

People flocked to cemeteries of martyrs in North and East Syria on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Thousands of people commemorated martyrs at their graves in Dêrik, Til Koçer, Til Hemîs, Til Berak, Tirbespiyê, Qamişlo, Amûdê, Dirbêsiyê, Til Temir, Hesekê, Shaddadi, Hol, Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa, Tabqa, Manbic, Kobanê, Afrin-Shehba and Aleppo.

Families of martyrs, veterans of the revolution, representatives of political parties, institutions and organisations also visited the martyrs' graves. Prayers were said during the visits.