VICTORIA (December 20, 2019) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Yalda:
“Tomorrow night, Persian families will gather together to mark the solstice with their annual Yalda celebration.
“On the darkest night of the year, Yalda celebrates the victory of light over dark and heralds a new season. People gather with friends and relatives to pass the longest night of the year by eating fruits like watermelons and pomegranates, reading Hafiz poems, and making wishes all together to give a warm welcome to winter, and a fitting farewell to autumn.
“Yalda Night is also an important opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to a bright and positive year ahead.
“As we head towards that bright future, with the nights getting shorter and our days brighter, the entire BC Liberal Caucus wishes everyone celebrating Yalda hope, happiness, and prosperity on this important occasion. May you be blessed with happiness and new light in 2020.
“Shab-e Yalda Mobarak!”