Message by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nowruz
March 20, 2017
Har Ruz etan Nowrouz, Nowruz etan Pyrouz.
Sophie and I wish all Canadians celebrating Nowruz a very happy New Year.
Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the New Year in the Persian calendar.
It’s a time for friends and family to join together at the haft-seen table to exchange gifts, enjoy music, and share food.
As we mark Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, we must take every opportunity to celebrate the many cultures, languages and belief systems that make our country such a great place to live in.
Canada is stronger and richer because of the contributions of the many communities that mark this wonderful occasion.
Nowruz Mubarak and Happy 1396 to all celebrating the New Year.