The Hanoitimes - Tết is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate new beginnings, and look forward to the coming of spring.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 5, the first day of the 2019 Lunar New Year, sent greetings to the Vietnamese people on the occasion of the biggest festivity of the year.
“Over the next few days, Vietnamese communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate Tết Nguyên Đán, the Lunar New Year.
Canadian PM during a visit to Vietnam in November 2017. Photo: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images
Tết is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate new beginnings, and look forward to the coming of spring. To welcome the Year of the Pig, families and friends will come together to enjoy special holiday foods and share best wishes for good fortune in the year to come,” Trudeau said in a statement.
“The Vietnamese New Year is also a chance to recognize the significant contributions Vietnamese Canadians make to our country each day. Generations of Vietnamese Canadians have helped build a better, more inclusive Canada, and that’s as true today as ever.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie [Trudeau’s wife] and I wish everyone celebrating happiness, good fortune, and prosperity in the Year of the Pig.
In an interview with Hanoitimes last November, Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deborah Paul said there were some 250,000 Canadians of Vietnamese origin who really enrich Canada’s society and make great contributions to that country.
Tet is the most important fest of Vietnamese people around the world. It is the time for the Vietnamese to gather and spend time together after a year of hard work.