US House wishes Happy Nowruz to Iranians
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The US House of Representatives on Monday voted overwhelmingly to wish a Happy Nowruz for the Persian New Year, saluting contributions by Iranian Americans.

The House wished Iranians and Iranian Americans a "prosperous new year" in a resolution ahead of Nowruz, a 3,000-year-old annual holiday that falls on Sunday with the start of spring.

"The United States is a melting pot of ethnicities and religion and Nowruz contributes to the richness of American culture and is consistent with our founding principles of peace and prosperity for all," it said.

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