(National Iranian American Council) | March 15, 2010

Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council applauds the passage moments ago by the House of Representatives of H.Res.267, the Norooz Resolution, and commends Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) for championing this historic resolution.
NIAC also expresses its warmest thanks and congratulations to the Iranian-American community for all of its hard work over the past year to ensure passage of the Norooz Resolution. Today’s victory is a culmination of this hard work.

“The National Iranian American Council has put together an enormous grassroots undertaking to advocate for the Norooz resolution, and their efforts on this are to be commended,” said Representative Honda. “Today, as the House recognizes Norooz, we also celebrate the success of this grassroots effort and the contributions of Iranian-Americans to our society.”

The Norooz Resolution passed by a 384-2 vote, marking the first time in history that the House of Representatives officially recognizes the “cultural and historical significance” of the Iranian New Year. The resolution also expresses appreciation “for the contributions of Iranian-Americans to society in the United States” and wishes Iranian-Americans, Iranians, and all who celebrate Norooz a happy and prosperous New Year.

Read the full report in the National Iranian American Council website.