Hizir month is a sacred month for Alevites. This month, they keep the fasting, various unions are united, and the matakh ceremony is performed. In addition, this month makes sense of the imminent end of the hard winter days. 

People give each other sweets, visit the graves of the dead and sacred places where they keep a dream. Hizir is considered the holy savior of the Alevites. Despite the fact that the terms of Hizir fasting vary in different regions of Western Armenia, in general, it begins at the end of January and lasts until mid-February. In some areas, fasting lasts 7 days. The Hizir fasting begins at midnight and continues until sunset in the evening.