Congressman Honda’s Nowruz Statement on the House Floor



Congressional Record: April 1, 2009



Mr. HONDA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Nowruz, a holiday which marks the traditional Iranian new year.

Over 1 million Iranian Americans and the people of Iran celebrated Nowruz on Friday, March 20, and I introduced a resolution which recognizes the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz. It expresses also appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society and wishes Iranian Americans and the people of Iran a prosperous new year.

I’m proud to represent a civically engaged Iranian American community, and I’d like to commend the initiative and instrumental support given by the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans and the National Iranian Council, who I have had the pleasure of working with on this resolution.
Once again, Madam Speaker, I rise to honor and celebrate Nowruz.



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