The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria congratulated the Syriac and Assyrian people with the coming of the New Assyrian Babylonian New Year 6769 (Akitu), by a congratulatory telegram saying:
"On the occasion of the coming of the New Assyrian Babylonian New Year 6769 (Akitu), we extend our congratulations to our Assyrian Chaldean Assyrian people in particular and to our Syrian people in general.
We hope this year will be a year of love, peace and security ."
The Assyrian Syriac New Year, Akitu, is one of the most important feasts in Beth Nahrin. It begins according to the old calendar on the first of April, where the celebration is celebrated on the day when the night is equal to the day, and their ancient ancestors in Babylon and Assyria celebrate this occasion Twelve days in solemn rituals and ceremonies, to celebrate renewal, fertility and new life.