On the Occasion of Vesak Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 26, 2021 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Today we join Buddhists at home and around the world in their celebration of Vesak, a day honoring the legacy, tradition, and teachings of the Buddha. On this occasion, we celebrate the invaluable contributions of Buddhist communities the world over.  We join these communities ...
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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 12, 2021 I extend my warmest wishes to all Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr. On this Eid al-Fitr, we reflect on the values of charity, community, cooperation, and compassion, and, in the face of a global pandemic, we honor the Muslims worldwide who came together ...
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On Lunar New Year

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 11, 2021 I wish our friends around the world good health, peace, and fortune on the occasion of the Lunar New Year on February 12. As millions of Americans celebrate this new lunar year, the United States stands with friends and allies to advance our shared ...
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