Celebrations and congratulatory messages mark Akitu and Easter in Syria

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In a demonstration of solidarity and goodwill, institutions, political parties and figures, and media personalities extended warm congratulations to the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people on the occasion of the Babylonian Syriac–Assyrian New Year, Akitu, and Easter according to the Western calendar. Expressing hopes for a year marked by peace, security, and stability, these messages underscored the importance of unity and coexistence among Syria’s diverse communities.

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) conveyed heartfelt wishes to the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and Christian communities across Syria, emphasizing the significance of Akitu and Easter as symbols of hope, renewal, and collective prosperity.

Co-Chair of the Executive Council of the Democratic Autonomous Administration of the Region of North and East Syria (DAARNES) Hussein Othman echoed these sentiments, highlighting the importance of fostering stability and security in Syria while fostering a climate of love, security, and peace.

Othman emphasized the inherent values of coexistence, love, and peace embodied by these celebrations, emphasizing the region’s united stance against discrimination and racism.

Similarly, the Yezidi Women’s Union extended warm greetings to the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) communities, extending wishes for peace and harmony to prevail worldwide.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also joined in the chorus of well-wishes, extending its congratulations to all Syrians, with a special emphasis to the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) communities, as they celebrated Akitu and Easter.