Today Canadians of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese descent will give thanks in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Also known as the Moon Festival, this is a time for family and friends to celebrate the harvest and be thankful for the past year of successes. On this day, loved ones will gather to enjoy traditional mooncakes, light lanterns, and admire the beauty of the full moon, its brightness and roundness a symbol of families coming together.
I was happy to host the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and my fellow colleagues in my riding of Scarborough North at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto to mark this year’s festivities with good wishes for the upcoming year.
As communities across this great country come together to celebrate, let us all look ahead to a future filled with prosperity and good fortune.
From my family to everyone, happy Mid-Autumn Festival.