“Today, I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year. Whether it’s the Chinese Spring Festival, the Korean Seollal, or the Vietnamese Tet, this is a time to get together with family and friends and reflect on the past year while celebrating the beginning of a bright and promising New Year.
“The Lunar New Year is also a time during which families, friends, and communities congregate to worship ancestors, give gifts, eat traditional meals, and participate in other customs including variations of the Lion Dance, bell ringing, and lighting of fire crackers.
“It is also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the important contributions that Canadians of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent have brought to Ontario’s social, cultural, and economic framework.
“Your beliefs of hard work, determination, and a strong sense of family values with your communities are shared proudly by our Party.
“As the Year of the Dog is upon us, it is considered to be a good year for lifestyle changes and the start of new business ventures. In addition, it is a time to celebrate the many great traits of human nature, including being honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, responsible and venerable.
“On behalf of the Ontario PCs; I hope this year brings you happiness, health, peace, and prosperity.
“Gun Hei Fat Choi!
“Saehae Bok Mani Badeuseyo!
“Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!”