Why HAWAR a song festival ?
“Hawar Mountain”, is one of the mountains that form the heights of Jabal Al-Akrad, and on its summit there are the remains of a fortress that is part of the history of the “Afrin” region. “Hawar Mountain” has a large and distinguished presence in the history of the region and in the memory of its people, to the extent that many traditional artists of the region have touched in their traditional and epic songs to the mountain because of its distinctive presence in their lives. She lives, she is a guide to pride and sublimity, and on the top of this mountain is the majestic fortress of “Jabal Hawar” hundreds of years ago.
The mountain is covered with dense forest trees of hawthorn, oak, oak and others, which made it a safe haven for the Mujahideen and the revolutionaries.
The name, known in its current form, “Hewar”, which is circulating among the people of the region, means in the Kurdish language help, a request for relief and a warning of danger.
Jabal Hawar and its castle were a safe haven for the members of the Imkan clan during the invasions and tribulations. The “Amkan” clan is one of the oldest Kurdish clans in the “Jabal al-Akrad” region, which inhabited and settled “Jabal Hawar” and the villages on its outskirts, in addition to some other villages scattered throughout the “Jabal al-Akrad” region.