Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark the beginning of 2023 Lunar New Year observances:
“Today marks the beginning of the new year in the Lunar Calendar. It’s a day celebrated by cultures both around the world and right here in Ontario, particularly those with Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese origins.
It’s a special time to gather with family and friends, share traditional dishes, and welcome happiness, health and good fortune in the year ahead.
In Ontario, we’re so grateful to have such a large, diverse population of Asian descent, enriching our culture and contributing to our province’s growth and success. On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I wish you all a very happy Lunar New Year.
Gung Hei Fat Choy, saehae bok mani badeuseyo, and Chúc mừng năm mới!”