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HR-26 (2019-2020)

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House Resolution
No. 26

Introduced by Assembly Member Flora

March 18, 2019

Relative to the Assyrian New Year.


HR 26, as introduced, Flora.

WHEREAS, The Assyrian New Year is a celebration of spring; and
WHEREAS, The Assyrian New Year was traditionally celebrated for 12 days, beginning on March 21st; and
WHEREAS, On the first day of the celebration, priests would divine the name of the new year by interpreting omens from the god Ashur; and
WHEREAS, In modern times, having lost its religious significance, Kha B’Neesan is celebrated on the last day, which coincides with April 1st; and
WHEREAS, Modern-day Assyrians are a Semitic people whose ancestors inhabited Mesopotamia, the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, and are the direct descendants of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians; and
WHEREAS, The Assyrians are a proud and resourceful people who are productive members of American society and enrich American culture by contributing their talents in numerous fields, including accounting, aerospace, agriculture, architecture and its arts, education, engineering, finance, medicine, motion picture entertainment, and politics; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly recognizes March 21 through April 1, 2019, as the Assyrian New Year; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.