[38] Bill 63 Original (PDF)

Bill 63 2006

An Act to proclaim
Nowruz Day


March 21 marks the first day of Spring and to Iranians throughout the world it marks the first day of the New Year according to their calendar. Nowruz, meaning "new day", is a festival celebrated with friends and family who together pray for good luck in the New Year.

Nowruz celebrates rebirth, renewal and hope. As nearly 100,000 Iranians have come to live in our beautiful province and enjoy new beginnings, it is fitting that the people of Ontario welcome them by honouring Nowruz, the celebration of new beginnings.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Nowruz Day

1.  March 21 in each year is proclaimed as Nowruz Day.


2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3.  The short title of this Act is the Nowruz Day Act, 2006.



The Bill proclaims March 21 in each year as Nowruz Day.