The Alberta and Quebec governments, among others, greeted the Baha’is on their Naw-Ruz (New Year) this year.
The Quebec Natonal Assembly passed a unanimous motion:
"That the National Assembly mark the first day of spring, celebrated as a New Year by Quebecers, and Quebeckers from Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Tajikistan, and by the Bahá'ís. "
In Alberta , the Baha’i New Year was acknowledged in the Alberta Legislature by Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Sherwood Park Annie McKitrick.
A group of Baha’i youth from Calgary recently contributed to a process of envisioning Canada’s future over the next 50 years.
Baha’is throughout Canada are inviting their friends and neighbours to festive community celebrations on March 20. For Baha’is, this is New Years Day and a holy day on which work is suspended.
From sunset on February 24 to sunset of February 28, Baha’is and their friends in more than 100 000 localities in virtually every country around the world will be celebrating the festival of Ayyam-i-Ha (or the “Days of Ha”).
In response to reports that a gunman opened fire in a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on Sunday night, killing six people and wounding several others, the following statement was made by Dr. Gerald Filson, Director of Public Affairs for the Baha’i Community of Canada: