Holy Wed­nes­day

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this is backed by their be­lief in the sanc­tity of that day.

The birth and death of Malak Fakhre­deen , a re­li­gious fig­ure, on Wed­nes­days was another rea­son for the Yazidi to con­sider Wed­nes­day a holy day, as was the com­ing of Taus Malak, the pea­cock an­gel the Yazidi wor­ship, on the same day. Thus, when Taus Malak came to earth, Lalesh be­comes the yeast of earth.

Haveen Mustafa says that: ''We Yazidi don't work on Wed­nes­days. We don't wash our­selves and we don't milk the sheep on that day. We pay ho­mage to Wed­nes­day, and we don't get mar­ried on Wed­nes­days, ei­ther, since it is a sa­cred day.

Amory Dnany another Yazidi, says that '' The main task on Wed­nes­days is light­ing the can­dles, es­pe­cially in the Lal­ish tem­ple, whose sanc­tity they re­flect”.

Jars at Lalesh tem­ple. They are filled with oil for light­ing the can­dles at night in Lalesh tem­ple.

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