Akitu, is the Assyrian New Year Festival. In Assyrian it is also called Kha b’Neesan which translates into “the first day of Spring.” The Akitu Festival began with the Sumerians. The word Akitu means “barley” in Akkadian. The Sumerian calendar had two festivals one in the Autumn beginning in the month of Tashritu in celebration of the “sowing of [...]
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Nahrain (Tigris and Euphrates) Talia-Khoshaba was born in the ancient city of Baghdad in Iraq, but spent most of her growing up in Chicago, Illinois. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. Currently, she resides with her family in Skokie, Illinois. Her inspiration and motivation in her art come from her Assyrian heritage.
Click here to see how beautifully she uses Assyria as her muse
With the onset of the 2004 US-led invasion of Iraq, the ancient Assyrian Christian community was at once under attack. An early sign of violence against the Assyrians was the bombing of the Holy Spirit Church in Mosul on 26 June 2004. To date, 65 churches have been attacked or bombed; 40 in Baghdad, 19 [...]
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Adessa Kiryakos sent us this poem, written for our people by her deep concern for the situation we are in. Every line indicates how very genuine her passion is, and how deep it runs.
“Stand up Atoorayeh Gabbaareh the future is yours!” The future is yours, indeed.
Adessa resides in San Jose, Ca.
Assyrians, the Time Is Now
by Adessa Kiryakos
What does it really mean to be an Assyrian?
If I said “Khaya Atour” would that make me more enculturated
What if I never actually cared but just stated it?
What if when people ask me who I am I say Persian or Arab?
Would that finally alarm Assyrians to gather together and stand up?
We are at the mercy of each other’s stances
We’re fighting with each other instead of fighting for our chances
One more Assyrian in the U.S. means one less in our homeland
We need a country now before we water down our nation
Stand up Atooraya Gabbaareh the future is yours!
Please do not let our identity just fall to the floor
We’ve held up for this long, now we’re at the most critical stage
This issue is time sensitive, it is time for a change!