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OPSEU wishes a Happy Nowruz!

Happy Nowruz

Each year on the first day of spring, millions of people from diverse communities around the world celebrate the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz. Meaning “new day,” Nowruz is a celebration of new beginnings that has endured as a cultural tradition for thousands of years.

Rooted in Persian and Zoroastrian culture, the ceremonies surrounding Nowruz centre around community and family. For many it is a secular holiday, but it is also celebrated by those from different faiths as a time to release the old and start anew.

Nowruz is not only a time for spring cleaning and communal feasting, it’s also a bright light in dark times. With so much political and social turmoil, Nowruz is an important opportunity to celebrate the diversity that makes our communities stronger; to nurture hope and optimism, and to dispel fear and hatred.  

So to OPSEU members and all others celebrating today, Happy Nowruz!