The ongoing four-day Kurdish Cultural Week in Brussels not only celebrates the rich heritage of the Kurdish people but also underscores their dedicated fight for human rights and democracy, as stated by Belgian MP Gil Wsraten.
Speaking to Erem Kansoy from Medya Haber TV, Wsraten commended the Kurdish community for their efforts to preserve their culture while simultaneously championing the cause of human rights and democracy for all communities. The MP emphasised that despite facing hardships, the Kurdish people have displayed remarkable maturity and democratic values, welcoming individuals from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds into their lands.
“That kind of inclusiveness, that kind of tolerance combined with the love of their own culture should be a lesson to us all,” Wsraten added.
The annual Kurdish Cultural Week has been enthusiastically embraced by the people of Brussels, indicating the respect the Belgian community holds for the Kurdish population.
The festival, which kicked off with a colourful Kurdish traditional parade on Thursday, aims to introduce Kurdish culture to Europe. Over the course of four days, the event features a plethora of diverse and enriching activities, including traditional Kurdish dance performances, culinary presentations of Kurdish dishes, music recitals, and film screenings.
The festival will continue until Sunday with the symbolic Kurdish village constructed at Brussels’ Spanish Square, offering further opportunities for attendees to immerse themselves in the cultural riches of the Kurdish community.