Lalish

Lalish is a small mountain valley situated in the Shekhan District of Nineveh Province north of Iraq. It is the location of the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, main figure of the Yezidi faith – pilgrimage site of the Yezidis – one of the most mysterious people in the world. The ancient rituals of this people are fascinating and they are considered by many to be the remnant of the original religion of Kurdistan. 

At least once in their lifetime Yezidis are expected to make a six-day pilgrimage to Lalish to visit the tomb of Şêx Adî, and other sacred places. Yezidis living in the region are expected to make a yearly pilgrimage to attend the autumn Feast of the Assembly.