Today, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival
OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Tonight, members of Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Moon Festival.
One of the most important festivals of the year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, when the full moon—a symbol of family unity and togetherness—is at its roundest and brightest. Many families and friends come together during this occasion to admire the moon amidst colourful lanterns, and to enjoy fruits and traditional moon cakes. The Festival is also a time to give thanks for the harvest and for successes achieved during the year.
This year, as we mark Canada 150, we have an opportunity to celebrate the many things that make our communities so dynamic and unique. Diversity is one of Canada's greatest strengths, and we all benefit from our country's pluralism and spirit of openness.
As Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, I wish everyone observing the Mid-Autumn Festival a happy and bright celebration.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only), please contact: Rachel Rappaport, Press Secretary (interim), Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788