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Statement by the Prime Minister on Nayrouz

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Nayrouz:

“Today, Coptic Christians in Canada and around the world will celebrate the Feast of Nayrouz, also known as the Feast of Rivers, and welcome the Coptic New Year.

“Nayrouz commemorates those who were persecuted because of their faith in Egypt under Roman rule and also marks the beginning of Thout – the first month of the Coptic calendar. It is a time of renewal for Coptic Christians, who come together to exchange gifts and pray as a community.