Premier’s statement on Yalda | BC Gov News
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:30 AM
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement on Yalda, the Iranian celebration of solstice:
“As tonight’s sunset ushers in the longest and darkest night of the year, people from Iranian, Afghan, Azeri, Kurdish, Tajik and Uzbek communities in British Columbia and around the world will celebrate Yalda.
“For thousands of years, Yalda has marked the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the triumph of light over darkness. Today, families gather for the winter solstice to share food, like pomegranate and watermelon, recite poetry and tell stories. Homes throughout British Columbia will light up with laughter, joy and hope for brighter days ahead.
“These celebrations and opportunities for renewal are even more important after another challenging year. I encourage everyone to celebrate safely today by keeping your groups small, so we can look forward to coming together for many more celebrations in the weeks and months to come.
“On behalf of all British Columbians, I wish all those celebrating Yalda an evening of joy and light.
“Shab-e Yalda Mobarak.”
Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 10:02 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Rest is good, but resolving global crises means not looking away
Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Exploring the Hills in the Snow
Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 8:30 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Red Rock Canyon Loop – Kamloops Trails
Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 8:15 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: An Uplands Figure-Eight Hike – Kamloops Trails
Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 8:40 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Pima Canyon – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Everything under the sun – David Suzuki Foundation
Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: An Ironmask Hills Snow Stomp
Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Doc Findlay Loop on the Snow
Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Wandering in the Ironmask Hills
Mon Feb 28 The Offspring
Thu Mar 24 to Sat Apr 2 WCT: Clean
Thu Mar 31 to Sat Apr 9 WCT: Kim’s Convenience
Thu Apr 21 to Sat May 7 WCT: Hey Viola!
Thu May 12 to Sat May 28 WCT: The Wizard of Oz
Thu Jun 2 to Sat Jun 11 WCT: Echoes of the Homesick Heart