The Central Union of Assyrian Associations in Germany (ZAVD) invited on April 2, 2016 at St. Mary Church Gütersloh for the annual Assyrian New Year ”Akitu” a. Overall, more than 500 guests celebrated together the New Year 6766 (2016). Thus so many refugee Assyrians could as possible to participate in the festivities, the entrance for all guests was free. With the Spring Festival cultural a sign should be placed in order to preserve the Assyrian tradition and joy.In coffee, cakes and other delicacies Assyrian the event then went over to the cozy part of the festivities. For younger guests, there was a bouncy castle and exciting offers.In the evenings a cultural drama of the theater group of Assyrian Mesopotamia Club Gütersloh e.V. was listed next common dances to traditional singing of five singers. In addition, folk dances the dance group were shown from the Member Association and presented impressive poems.
The colorful cultural offer made for a successful event. Through the active support of all was the festival an unforgettable event, which put an important statement.
The monies received the Akitu festival are donated to Syria, in order to help the needy Assyrian refugees.