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Lunar New Year: Statement from Premier Notley

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement inviting all Albertans to celebrate Lunar New Year: 

“I want to extend my warmest wishes to all Albertans and Canadians celebrating the start of the new year on the traditional lunar calendar.

“Men and women of Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean descent have deep roots in Alberta, forming an integral part of our collective history.

“The Lunar New Year is a time to celebrate Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean traditions and culture in all their vibrancy. For many, this celebration means reuniting with family for new year’s feasts, hanging bright red decorations and enjoying traditions like dragon dancing.

“As we celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog, let’s look to the dog’s best qualities—loyalty, generosity and a strong sense of justice—to guide our actions.

“From my family to yours, Gong Xi Fa Cai! May the new year bring you and your loved ones good health and prosperity.”

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