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Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA19) Introduces H.Res 238

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA19) introduced a resolution that the House formally recognize the significance of Nowruz, the celebration of the traditional Iranian New Year.

As justification of the holiday’s importance to the U.S., the bill mentions Nowruz’s 300,000,000 global observers. Additionally, the bill mentions the contributions of Iranian-Americans to the U.S.’s social fabric, economy, government and military. The legislation suggests Nowruz should be recognized to remind Americans of the “contribution of Persian Culture to the world.”