Nowruz Resolution Passed In Washington DC!

After all the sad News have been coming out of Iran since the Iranian presidential election last year, the Iranian Washingtonian or better say Iranian American community has something to cheer about today. The House of Representatives passed the Persian New Year day, Nowruz resolution (H.Res.267) yesterday by a vote of 384 to 2. I wonder about the two guys who opposed the resolution.

The organization Iranians might want to thank to is The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) who has been working closely with Congressman Michael Honda (CA-15th) since early last year to push for such resolution.

The resolution recognizes the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz (Norooz), expresses appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to American society and economy, and wishes Iranian Americans, the people of Iran, and all those who celebrate the holiday a prosperous new year. The passage of the resolution marks the first time that the U.S. Congress has officially recognized the Iranian New Year.

The Nowruz resolution is part of  PAAIA‘s broader efforts to foster greater understanding of Iranian culture and heritage as well as to project an accurate and positive image of the Iranian American community that reflects our true values and achievements.

Here is a little history of Nowruz which begins the first day of Spring on March 21st:

Each year Google also puts a logo for Nowruz and one for the first day of spring. Given one of the guys who made Google what they are today was Iranian American, Omid Kordestani, it is  well deserved. So, keep your eyes open on Google on Persian New Year, March 21st.

Most importantly, let’s hope the Iranian struggle for democracy that has taken unprecedented turns since June 12th Iranian presidential election last year turns fruitful this year:

Here is President Obama’s Nowruz message to Iranian people last year around this time:

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

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