March 20 has been declared Novruz Day in Edmonton, Canada
The mayor of Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, Don Ivesion, has declared March 20 "Novruz Day".
The mayor's statement said that Novruz, one of the sacred holidays for Azerbaijanis around the world, including the Azerbaijani community in Edmonton, embodies the arrival of spring and the awakening of nature. It was noted that Novruz, which possesses an ancient tradition, has been celebrated for thousands of years by people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, promoting values such as peace, tranquility, solidarity, reconciliation and unity among families, cultures and communities.
The declaration was adopted at the initiative of the Azerbaijani Cultural Society in Edmonton.