Statement by Minister Rodriguez on the Lunar New Year

From: Canadian Heritage

Statement

OTTAWA, February 5, 2019

This week, many Canadians across the country are celebrating Lunar New Year. It is also the Year of the Pig, an animal that symbolizes peace, compassion and good luck.

Lunar New Year—also known as Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival, Tết in Vietnam and Seollal in Korea—is one of the most important traditional holidays for people of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese descent, as well as for members of many other East Asian communities.

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