Sunday, February 10, 2013

PM Kamla extends greetings on Chinese New year

On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, I take this opportunity to extend heartfelt New Year Greetings to our Chinese community, on the occasion of Chinese New Year.

Celebrated, this year, on Sunday February 10th, the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival celebrations will coincide with our Nation’s annual festivities which mark Carnival Sunday. Such a harmonious convergence of celebrations, continue to highlight the diversity and unity of our beautiful twin-island Republic, of which we must all be extremely proud.

Over two centuries, our Chinese community has contributed immeasurably to the social, economic and cultural mosaic that is Trinidad and Tobago, enhancing the overall development of our country.

Trinidad and Tobago continues to enjoy cordial and productive relations with the People’s Republic of China and my government looks forward to further collaborations in the best interest of our peoples.

Chinese New Year celebrations are traditionally linked to the Chinese Zodiac and 2013 is designated the Year of the Snake, specifically the water snake. 

According to Chinese philosophy, this zodiac sign symbolizes traits such as gracefulness and intelligence. Persons born in the Year of the Snake are thought to be deep thinkers with a strong sense of leadership; qualities that are invaluable to nation building. To the members of our Chinese community, both citizens and foreign residents, please accept my congratulations and sincere best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year. 

The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, S.C., M.P. | 
Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

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