IN RECOGNITION OF NOWRUZ, IRANIAN NEW YEAR
HON. CAROLYN B. MALONEY
of new york
in the house of representatives
Monday, March 23, 2009
Through the ages Nowruz has provided the occasion for renewal and rejuvenation, displaying new resolve in settling old issues, and making new beginnings. Nowruz celebrates the core of our common humanity and our relation to Mother Nature. Although colored with vestiges of Iran’s Mazdian and Zoroastrian past, Nowruz celebration is neither religious nor national in nature, nor is it an ethnic celebration. Muslim, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Baha’i, and Christian Iranians as well as many other peoples celebrate Nowruz with the same enthusiasm and sense of belonging.
Recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz and in its observance, I want to wish Iranian Americans and all those who observe this holiday a happy and prosperous new year.
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