CHINESE MID-AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL IN NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Friday, 20 September 2013

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure MP and Chair of the NSW Government’s, Chinese Ministerial Consultative Committee, was delighted to hold for the first time in NSW Parliament, a celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn, Moon Festival.

 

The event celebrating one of the most important cultural events for the

Chinese community was attended by the Consul General of China, Mr Li, the Minister for Citizenship and Communities, the Hon Victor Dominello and many other colleagues and friends.

 

The celebrations included the very traditional, moon cake which was shared amongst the guests.

 

“I am very excited to be able to celebrate and host for the very first time in NSW Parliament, this important event honouring the Moon Festival and the arrival of luck and joy, on 19th September, 2013.

 

Mr Coure said, “I have spent much time with the Chinese community and have witnessed firsthand the wonderful contributions they have made. Highly regarded for their family values and business skills, the Chinese community are well respected and admired. The cultural contribution made is also appreciated as is the community’s openness and generosity”

 

“It is an honour and privilege to represent the largest Chinese community in Sydney, a community held in high regard for its traditions and hard work, the tenacity of which is reflected in the successful businesses built and the contribution made to our local economy”.

 

In conclusion Mr Coure said, “I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone, together with their families, friends and relatives a very happy and joyous, Moon Festival”.

 

ENDS                                                 

 

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