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.