An Important Cultural Holiday
The Chinese New Year has always been a special time of year for me — it’s a time to come together with loved ones in order to bid farewell to the year that has passed and to welcome in the new year ahead. This celebration is one of the most significant holidays in Asian culture, and it’s important to me to carry on the tradition with my family and friends.
I am proud to be a part of the rich multicultural heritage that makes up our great city and I look forward to celebrating the Chinese New Year with you at Vaughan City Hall. It’s a wonderful cultural festivity that offers something for everyone to enjoy, including fun family activities, traditional Asian entertainment and refreshments.
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep
Join me at a special event to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Ram on Sunday, February 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Vaughan City Hall. It’s a great opportunity for families of all cultures to experience and learn about the Asian heritage, while celebrating the diversity that makes our community stronger.
Held in partnership with the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Vaughan (FCCV) and presented by PowerStream, the celebration will begin with a traditional lion dance and eye-dotting ceremony. It will also feature a traditional Lao dance, a Shaolin martial arts performance and a number of interactive activities.
The Year of the Sheep starts on February 19, 2015 and ends on February 7, 2016. The sheep symbolizes peace and prosperity and is the eighth of 12 animal signs in the Chinese zodiac.
I wish you a happy and prosperous 2015! Gung Hei Fat Choi!
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