Calgary, AB (March 21st, 2019) – United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney issued the following statement marking the celebration of Nowruz:
“Today is Nowruz, a holiday celebrated around the world by people of all faiths that trace their history back to the ancient Persian Empire.
“The direct translation of the word, Nowruz means ‘new day’. Falling at the exact time of the spring equinox, it symbolizes a change in seasons and a renewal of life.
“For those celebrating in Canada, Nowruz is a time to visit family and friends, sharing gifts and special foods and partaking in centuries-old traditions while looking forward to a bright year ahead.
“For all Albertans, Nowruz provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the tremendous contributions that people of Persian heritage have made to the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our province.
“As leader of the United Conservatives, I send my best greetings to all who are celebrating Nowruz.”