OTTAWA – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau,issued the following statement on the occasion of Holi:
“During Holi, Hindu Canadians will join their communities and loved ones in celebration of the festival of colours.
“A joyous time, Holi marks the end of the cold winter and welcoming in a prosperous spring. Families will celebrate by singing and dancing, indulging in traditional delicacies, and painting each other with bright coloured powders and dyes.
“While a fun and exciting occasion, it also allows for more serious reflections on traditional notions of good and evil, and the ultimate triumph of light over darkness.