Vaughan Welcomes the Year of the Rat!
The Lunar New Year is a significant holiday in the Asian culture that celebrates good luck, happiness, wealth and longevity. It is a time to reflect on our successes, celebrate new beginnings and get together with loved ones. I look forward to this special occasion each year as it is an opportunity to spend quality time with my family, friends and the community.
The City of Vaughan will be hosting its 9th annual Lunar New Year Celebration in partnership with the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Vaughan (FCCV), complete with fun activities, cultural performances and refreshments. Bring the whole family and join us at Vaughan City Hall on February 2nd from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. as we welcome in the Year of the Rat.
The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. Rats are diligent, creative, industrious, and thrifty. They are able to maintain many positive personal and professional relationships. The rat is also very optimistic and energetic and can bring joy to those around them. Rats are independent and imaginative, and therefore can find great success in work as an artist or author. Rats also have a great attention to detail, making them a suitable fit for professions in engineering or architecture.
Families and individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to join us in the celebration of this Asian tradition. It is an incredible privilege to be able to experience and learn about different cultures right here in Vaughan, and I am proud and thankful to represent a City that embraces and welcomes many diverse cultures and speaks over 105 languages.
I wish everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year all the best and hope to see you all on February 2!
Sunday, Februrary 2, 2020
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Official Welcome 2:00 p.m.
Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
May the Year of the Rat bring you and your family good health, wealth and happiness! Gung Hei Fat Choi!
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