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Happy Assyrian New Year 6768

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Happy Easter & Happy Assyrian New Year 6768!

This year, April 1st marks a significant day for all Assyrians around the globe, as we will celebrate two of our most important festivals of the year, on the same day: The Assyrian New Year 6768 (Akitu or Resha d’ Sheta), and the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Eeda Goora). The last time Easter coincided with Assyrian New Year was in 1956. After 2018, these two special holidays will coincide once in 2029, and once in 2040, but not again for the rest of this century.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Assyrian Foundation of America, I wish you an extraordinary and joyful day celebrating Eeda Goora and Resha d’ Sheeta et Atorayeh with your family, friends, and loved ones. May all God’s blessings shower over our scattered nation and keep everyone safe, healthy, and happy!

Jackie Yelda, President



Assyrian New Year 6768

The Assyrian calendar is a lunar calendar which begins in the year 4750 BC (4750 years before the Gregorian calendar) begun by the internal date of the foundation of Assur. The year begins with the first sight of Spring. The Assyrian New Year is still celebrated every year with festivals and gatherings. As of April 2018 AD, it is the 6768th year of the Assyrian calendar (2018+4750 = Assyrian year 6768).





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