MARCH 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, issued the following statement on Holi:
“Today Hindus across Canada and around the world are celebrating the spring festival of Holi.
“Also known as the Festival of Colours, Holi marks the end of winter and welcomes in the spring season - and with it, new beginnings. Steeped in rich cultural tradition, Holi observes the triumph of good over evil and symbolizes the power of love and companionship.
“Festival-goers will illustrate their joy and excitement for the season ahead by throwing colourful powders and dyes on one another to express unity, forgiveness, and happiness. This will be surrounded by the sharing of Indian delicacies, lighting of bonfires, singing and dancing, and visits with friends and family.
“Holi is a great opportunity for Canadians to reflect on our blessings - to celebrate the peace that flourishes in our country and to look ahead to the future with hopeful optimism.
“Canada is a place where people from all backgrounds are free to practice and celebrate their faith and cultural traditions. Festivals like Holi add to the richness and vibrancy of our Canadian cultural fabric and remind us to be grateful for the blessing of freedom that we all enjoy as Canadians.
“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I extend my best wishes to everyone celebrating Holi.”
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