Canada Recognized Korean New Year

The Honorable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the his statement recognizing Korean New Year.

He said that for people of Korean heritage living in Canada and about the world, Korean New Year – generally known as Seollal – is a time to reproduce on the past and look positively to the future.

It is also a time to be familiar with good fortune, pay respects to elders and ancestors, play customary folk games, and celebrate with relations, friends, and the community.

For all Canadians, Korean New Year provides an outstanding occasion to reflect on the marvelous contributions that members of the Korean group of people have made to this country’s rich and varied heritage.

This year, for the first time in 60 years, Canada and Korea enter the Year of the White Tiger. The Tiger is a sign of courage, strength, and leadership, and the White Tiger is a mainly important symbol in Korean culture, being of one of the four guardian gods in Korean legend.

As said by Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I extend my best wishes to those celebrating Korean New Year, and I hope the Year of the White Tiger brings everybody health, happiness, and prosperity.


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