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Assyria Day - Tammuz ~ July 1st

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Assyria Day - Tammuz ~ July 1st

Jun-22-2012 at 00:34 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Assyria Day (Tammuz ~ July 1st)

Nationalism is a commitment to ideas among a group of people who share a common ethnicity, culture, language, history and territory. Using symbols and ceremonies to espouse such ideas, nationalist movements help bring people together to express the solidarity of a nation. For any group of people, the hope of survival is attached closely to a geographical territory.

Because of forced mass migration of Assyrians within the last century, the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) has recognized the need to strengthen our nation's connection to our ancestral homeland of Assyria. At its 25th World Congress in Sweden, the AUA passed a resolution to recognize the First of Tammuz as Assyria Day in order to remind our scattered people that we as Assyrians cannot and should not forget the historic glory of our nation and must believe that one day Assyrians will again live in our ancestral homeland of Assyria in peace and harmony with our neighbors.

The historic Assyria is located in northern Iraq, stretching east to Lake Urmia in Iran, north to the Turkish Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, Lake Van and the mountains of Hakkâri, and west to Syria. Archeological sites confirm our claims to these regions. Until the beginning of WWI, the Assyrian population remained settled in these historic lands but because of targeted persecution and systematic massacres, Assyrians were forced to move to new areas. Within the last half century, mass migration of Assyrians to western countries has created a humanitarian crisis that no world government has yet aimed to resolve.

Today Assyria is occupied by people who do not share political or historical rights to the land. The government of Iraq has failed to recognize the constitutional right of indigenous Assyrians to establish a province for them on their ancestral lands in the northern territories of the country.

To date Iraq's government and those of neighboring states have failed to recognize the potential for peace and harmony the establishment of an Assyrian province could provide. Precious Assyrian archeological pieces are being stolen from the Baghdad museum with minimal deterrence by state police in an attempt to eradicate the centuries of historic claims Assyrians of Iraq hold to their ancestral lands.

Today we as children of Assyria have a responsibility to remember the beautiful homeland of our forefathers, the ultimate destination for our scattered nation.

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1. Assyria Day Celebrations 2013

Jun-30-2013 at 05:00 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Last edited on 07/02/2013 at 08:52 AM (UTC3 Nineveh, Assyria)
Congratulations to the Assyrian Australian community leaders on their continued efforts and success in bringing awareness and recognition of the Assyrian Genocide within the Australian Parliament, together with the Armenian and Greek communities.

Thank you for sharing your success with the international community through the Assyria Day conferences and celebrations.

Assyria Day Celebrations 2013

Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA)

Mr. David David, President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation

Mr. Simon Essavian, President of the Assyrian Charity and Educational Community

Mr. Ninos Aaron, Chairman of the Young Assyrians of the Assyrian Universal Alliance

Ms. Susan George, Committee Leader of the Young Assyrians of the Assyrian Universal Alliance

Members of the Young Assyrians

Guest speakers: The Honorable Chris Bowen MP, Dr. Racho Donef, Ms. Suzy David, and Ms. Lynda Ben-Menashe

Mr. Simon Israel, M1Media video production
Mr. Walter Lolham, technical consultant
Mr. Emanuel Simon, sound consultant

Assyria Day Celebrations 2013

(These important videos vary in length from one to two hours each, totaling approximately 7 hours, and we highly recommend viewing them in their entirety.)

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2. Assyria Day Celebration in Sydney, Australia 2013

Jul-05-2013 at 00:32 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Assyria Day Celebration in Sydney, Australia 2013
by The Young Assyrians. Assyrian Universal Alliance-Australian Chapter (AUA). July 3, 2013.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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