STATEMENT ON CHUSEOK - MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL
CHUSEOK - MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Hon. Yonah Martin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition):
Honourable senators, I rise today on the occasion of the mid-autumn festival and Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, which was celebrated September 23 to 25 by Canadians of Asian descent from coast to coast to coast. Fourteen countries in East and Southeast Asia, including Korea, China, Vietnam and Singapore, celebrate this annual holiday season with family, friends and community. Each fifteenth day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar, people rejoice in the year’s plentiful harvest and remember their ancestors, who worked diligently in hopes of bettering the lives of their descendants to follow.