Edmonton, March 20, 2019 – The Hon. Jason Kenney, Leader of the United Conservatives, issued the following statement:
As Albertans across this province say farewell to winter, many will officially celebrate the beginning of spring today during the Hindu festival of Holi. Known as the Festival of Colours, and the Festival of Love, Holi has grown in popularity among non-Hindus in Canada and around the world.
“Symbolizing nature’s colours that flourish in spring, celebrants smear each other with paint and toss gulal – colourful powder – into the air. This festival also signifies the victory of good over evil and spreads the message of peace and friendship.
“As leader of the United Conservatives, I extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Holi today”