May 21 is the mourning day for Circassian people, specifically, Adiga
On May 21, 1864, the Caucasian War ended with the occupation of Circassian land. The Czar of russia approved a decision to deport and exile the entire Circassian people.
More than 1.5 million Circassians were expelled; approximately 80% of the total population at the time! Most of them were victims of disease, hunger and exhaustion.
They were dispersed all over the world. Some traveled 3000 Km on foot or on ox-carts. Some roamed for 25 years before settling down.
I long for the time im buried in my homeland forever, love you kavkaz. God bless you and bless all our gradfathers who fought for our rights, our lands, our future and traditions, till the moment they died.. Most respect to our people and to our Land..
On the same day this year, there is a walk the world, walk Jordan to fight hunger.. I guess I’ll be there, will you?
UPDATED April 23 2006
21 May, 2006; 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (local time)
Walking in the heart of Amman, the down town area, providing a cultural enrichment to the event, participants will take the walk from the streets, up to one of Amman’s pride, the Citadel. There they will enjoy refreshments, only to rendevous once again at the Citadel, to take part in a post-event celebration – a concert like no other to hit the Middle East. All in the name of fighting hunger, join us. You participation will make a difference
13 people expected to walk.
unsure as yet