Pelosi Statement on the Persian New Year
San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year:
“With the arrival of spring comes the celebration of Nowruz, as Iranian Americans join millions around the world to mark the new year. Nowruz offers a new beginning and an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s been and look forward with hope for the year to come.
“Today, we recognize the innumerable contributions that Iranian Americans make to our country. For generations, these proud, hard-working men and women have shared their vibrant culture and traditions and in the process made America more American. Their vision, spirit and unwavering determination have strengthened and enriched our communities, particularly in California where we are grateful to be home to more than half of our nation’s Iranian American community.
“This year, as our nation and the world confront the coronavirus pandemic, all Americans join our Iranian friends and neighbors to pray for the health and safety of our communities, including all those in Iran who have lost loved ones and those who are suffering during this challenging time. Let us all hope for swift end to this crisis and a year ahead filled with the blessings of peace, happiness and the love of our families. Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak.”