Happy Assyrian New Year 6769 (AKITU)



In celebration of the spring season, the Assyrians of the Chicagoland area participated in a multitude of festivities. The Assyrian Family Health Alliance was proud to be one of those organizations that contributed to the celebration.

The Assyrian Family Health Alliance, along with the Assyrian New Year committee, sponsored the basketball tournament, held on March 30th, 2019 at the Weber center in Skokie, IL. 8 teams participated in the tournament, with over 50 participants, and hundreds of supporters who came to the day long event.

As part of promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, the Alliance was extremely happy to provide sports drinks, bananas, and protein bars to help refuel and keep the players hydrated throughout the grueling tournament. Only one team survived the gauntlet, and showed their talent, teamwork and tenacity by getting to the promised land.

Here’s to another 6769 years to come, and hopefully many many more.

To all our brothers and sisters out there in the Assyrian community, happy new year.

Stay active and stay involved!