Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on the Persian New Year

March 21, 2019
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year:

 “As spring arrives, Iranian Americans join millions around the world to celebrate Nowruz and welcome a new year filled with joy, health and prosperity.  The celebration of Nowruz represents a time of rebirth and renewal, and offers all Americans a chance to recognize the beautiful diversity of our nation and the extraordinary contributions that Iranian Americans bring to our communities.

“In San Francisco, we like to say that the beauty is in the mix, and we are immensely proud that more than half of the Iranian American community calls California home.  Their aspirations, ingenuity and determination to succeed have enriched our communities and our nation, reaffirming the vital truth that our diversity is our strength.  By sharing their rich heritage and vibrant culture, Iranian Americans have made America more American.

“This Nowruz, let us reflect fondly on the year that has passed and look forward with hope to a year ahead filled with love and family.  May all who celebrate Nowruz here in America and around the world enjoy this season of celebration.  Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak!”