International Women’s Day – Pilgrims, Merv, Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan ladies use their annual leave to go on pilgrimages to holy sites to pray for fertility. They are often joined by their mothers who pray for family health. Here’s some I met in Ancient Merv.

Lady Pilgrims, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan

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  1. I first became aware of IWD in 2008 when we visited Riga and the city was in full celebration of the event.

    It is a great concept but seems to have been hijacked now by extremists.

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