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September 13th, 2019 – Mid-Autumn Festival – 中秋节

I  would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Chinese community on the occasion of The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as The Moon Festival.

The festival dates back 3,000 years and is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar.  The date parallels the Autumnal Equinox in the solar calendar, when the moon is at its roundest and fullest.

The festival is a time to enjoy the results of a bountiful harvest and admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, with family and friends.

Toronto is a proud multicultural City that embraces a wide variety of cultures and faiths.  Our City flourishes because of the diversity of people who have chosen to make Toronto their home. It is important to recognize each and every community that plays a part in enhancing Toronto’s social and cultural landscape.

As the Newcomer’s Advocate with the City of Toronto I strongly believe that we must work to together to promote togetherness. We must Respect our newcomer communities. We must Accept our newcomer communities. We should Celebrate our diversity and Embrace our different cultures and traditions, because we are all part of the human RACE.

 

 

中秋节

 

多伦多市议员

 

詹嘉礼发表声明

在中秋节到来之际,我在此向加拿大华人社区成员表达我最美好的祝愿。
这个节日可以追溯到3000年前,是农历的8月15日。日期与阳历的秋分相应,是月亮最圆满的日子。

 

这个节日是与家人和朋友一起去享受丰收的成果及欣赏明亮的月亮的时刻。
多伦多是一个值得骄傲的多元文化城市,其中包括各种各样的文化和信仰。我们的城市之所以繁荣, 是因为多元化的人们选择以多伦多为家。重要的是每个社区都被认可,以及每个社区都给多伦多社会和文化景观增添活力。

 

作为多伦多新移民的倡导者,我坚信我们必须共同努力,促进团结。我们必须尊重新移民社团。我们必须接受新移民社团。我们应该赞美我们的多样性,容纳我们不同的文化和传统,因为我们都是人。