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March 20th, 2019

NDP Statement on the occasion of Holi

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats, I extend joyous wishes to all who are celebrating Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colours.

Across Canada and around the world this week, Hindus and non-Hindus alike will mark the end of winter and beginning of spring by celebrating Holi.

Holi is a time of renewal and optimism and an opportunity to celebrate peace and hope. It is also a time for reflection on forgiveness and a chance to restore friendships. To mark this festive day, people of all ages will gather around bonfires to sing, dance, share meals, and paint each other with colourful powders and dyes.

Holi is a reminder of the importance of friendship and hope, and an opportunity to reflect on the significant contributions of Canadians of the Hindu faith.

New Democrats wish all those in Canada a peaceful and happy Holi!