The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) issued a statement in which it offered the warmest congratulations and blessings to the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Syria and the world on the occasion of the Assyrian-Babylonian New Year Akitu. In its statement, the Council indicated that “the feast of Akitu embodies the rich diversity of Syria and is one of the most prominent expressions of the historical and civilizational identity of the peoples of the region who, like the rest of the Syrian people and their components, have suffered during the past decades from the policies of exclusion, discrimination and marginalization from the ruling authorities.”
The Syrian Democratic Council also wished that future holidays will be celebrated in an atmosphere of security, stability, and tranquility, after the ending of occupation, terrorism, and tyranny. The SDC concluded with the realization of the hope and aspirations of the Syrian people for a democratic, pluralistic, decentralized state that embraces all identities that enrich and reinforce the unifying national identity.
Akitu is an official holiday in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
— Syrian Democratic Council SDC (@SDCPress) March 30, 2021