"Multiculturalism makes life better for all Canadians and helps to build strong, diverse communities." Geng TanMember of Parliament for Don Valley North
Every year, Asian communities across Canada mark the beginning of each Lunar Year with the Spring Festival. This festive event lasts for fifteen days and is celebrated by millions of Asians around the world. On June 1, 2016, I had the privilege of introducing a private member’s motion that seeks to recognize the Spring Festival in acknowledgement of the many gatherings that take place in communities across the country and, as well, to recognize the contributions of people of Asian heritage to Canadian society. It is with great joy for me to announce that starting in Spring 2017, the first day of the Lunar Year will officially be the beginning of the 15-day “Spring Festival” in Canada.
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