Greens Wish a Happy Chinese New Year : 绿党恭祝大家中国新年快

The Green Party of Canada wishes everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai (Best wishes and congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year) as we celebrate Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, which marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.

January 31, 2014 begins the Year of the Wooden Horse. Wood being related to trees and green, 2014 is also called the Year of Green Horse. This, we can hope, may be a year where environmental alternative power sources are emphasized and the use of green technologies highlighted.

The horse signifies love, life, intelligence and fast speed or success and is considered good luck. May the Year of the Green Horse bring good luck and good health to all.