Akitu Celebration 6766

  • 12 Hart House Circle Toronto, ON, M5S 3J9 Canada

On Friday, April 1st the members of ACSSU at the UofT St. George campus, are celebrating Kha Bnissan by holding a BBQ outdoors on campus. There will be tasty food, Assyrian music and a display of our culture. Please join us on Friday between 12-3pm at the UTSU building at 12 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3J9 for some good food and a great time. The BBQ will be weather permitting. We will keep you posted of any changes depending on the weather.

"April 1st is the Assyrian New Year. It is the most important national festival handed down through history from the remote past. The Assyrians of today all over the world celebrate this day as their national festival. Before Assyrians embraced Christianity in the first century A.D., and according to the ancient calendar, the New Year was celebrated on what would be the 21st of March.

Assyrians of today celebrate the 1st of April by holding parades, parties, festivals, lectures, and cultural programs. They also gather in the Assyrian clubs and social institutions, and listen to the poet’s reciting the story of creation." 
For more information, visit: http://aua.net/april-first-the-assyrian-new-year/

Come and celebrate this new day with Assyrians at the University of Toronto - St. George Campus.