It's Lunar New Year & One Canadian Politician Is Celebrating More Than The Others
Jagmeet Singh is taking part in the festivities in B.C.
For any given holiday you can bet on the country's elected leaders to weigh in and offer well wishes to those who celebrate. However, one politician is getting into the festivities more than the others are this time around. It's Lunar New Year in Canada and politicians are celebrating and wishing you all the happiness.
It's officially the start of something new in China and many other Asian cultures, and people across the country are marking the day with celebrations and festivities.
Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh and Andrew Scheer all wished people the best on January 25 but Singh had a bit more fun with it than the others did in his B.C. riding Burnaby South.
The NDP leader and his wife both posted on their Instagram pages about the festivities they've been taking part in.
"This weekend we're going to be taking part in lots of Lunar New Year events. So a big Happy Lunar New Year to everyone celebrating," Singh said in his stories.
He posted videos of drum performances and dances during the day on Saturday while Gurkiran Kaur posted photos of the two of them posing with people who are celebrating.
"Wishing all those celebrating a Happy Lunar New Year!!! Wishing you and your family much happiness & prosperity," she wrote in her post.
The Prime Minister posted statements on Twitter for the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese new years.
Trudeau wished people celebrating those holidays health, prosperity, happiness and peace.
Meanwhile, Scheer posted a video to offer his well wishes for the day.
He said that the Conservative team would be taking part in festivities across Canada and that others should do the same.
"I encourage you to join the many local celebrations planned in your communities from coast to coast," Scheer said.
This holiday is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new age on the lunar calendar and 2020 is the Year of the Rat.
Many communities all over Canada are partaking in celebrations to mark the arrival of the new year including the annual Spring Festival Parade in Vancouver's Chinatown, a Chinese-inspired high tea in Winnipeg and more.