Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
February 16, 2018

Provincial Government Marks Lunar New Year

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, is offering best wishes to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians celebrating Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival among some cultures, is a time for family reunions, traditional foods and activities, and hope for a prosperous, peaceful year ahead. The celebration begins on Friday, February 16, and lasts 15 days.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to promoting equity and diversity throughout the province. The Lunar New Year is one of the many events and holidays highlighted in the 2018 Diversity Calendar, which assists schools, municipalities, businesses and community organizations in planning multicultural activities.

In The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government committed to publicly acknowledge cultural holidays and events. Recognizing these celebrations increases awareness of diversity in the province and helps newcomers feel welcome in their communities.

“With great pleasure, I wish all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians celebrating this week a happy Lunar New Year. I hope you have a wonderful celebration and a year filled with family, happiness, and prosperity. To Chinese Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, may the Year of the Dog bring good health and success for all.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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2018 02 16                              9:55 a.m.