Celebrating educators

Erbil celebrates Afandi Day with exhibition and ceremony

ERBIL – The local government of Erbil, in collaboration with the Museum and Archives, celebrated Afandi Day in Erbil. The event featured a photographic exhibition showcasing prominent figures from the city’s past century, accompanied by traditional music. The city’s governor highlighted that this special day is dedicated to reviving etiquette and dignity, traditions that date back to 1936.

Omed Khoshnaw, Erbil’s governor, stated:

Accompanied by Nabz Abdulhamid, the district administrator of the city center; the director of education in Erbil; and a significant number of notable figures, we participated in the ‘Afandi Day’ ceremony. This day has been officially designated since 1936 to revive the ways and dignity of the educators of the last century.”

The opening ceremony featured a photographic exhibition of Afandi figures in Erbil, with each image telling a historical story.

In our address, we expressed our delight and emphasized that these celebrations showcase Erbil as a vibrant city, just as it was in the distant past, with a rich history of knowledge and authenticity. It will continue on this path in the present and future. Erbil takes pride in its original residents, students, teachers, and scholars, each of whom was a leader in their era.

This event was organized in collaboration between the Erbil Museum, the Educational Archive, the Kurdistan Image Culture Organization, and Ice Cream Colors.