In the Vietnamese culture, the dragon symbolizes the people's spiritual life and hope, the community's love and connection, and the nation's prosperity. The Vietnamese people are proud of their roots as the "descendants of the Dragon and the Fairy" (con rồng cháu tiên).  New Year's Eve will be on February 10, 2024.


Watch the video on the symbolic meaning of the dragon by VTV.








January 8, 2023


Program includes:

• Remarks by Ambassador Pham Cao Phong and Senator Victor Oh.

• Vietnamese Canadian contributions to Canada / Volunteer Awards.

• Youth performances and games.

• Traditional food served.


Sponsored by SunLife Canada


Statement by the Prime Minister on Vietnamese New Year

February 1, 2022

Ottawa, Ontario


The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Vietnamese New Year:

“This week, Vietnamese communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year, also known as Tết Nguyên Đán, and welcome the Year of the Tiger.

“Tết Nguyên Đán, most commonly known as Tết, is the most important festival of the year for Vietnamese communities. A time of renewal, it celebrates the beginning of a new year and the coming of spring. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past year, and to look forward to the year ahead with optimism, joy, and hope.

“To usher in the New Year, family and friends would typically come together to honour their ancestors, enjoy special meals, and exchange gifts, greetings, and best wishes for the year to come. While festivities may look different again this year as we continue to follow public health guidelines to keep each other and our communities safe, we can still take inspiration from the tiger, which symbolizes strength and courage. These values have guided Canadians through difficult times, and I know they will continue to inspire us as we move forward.

“Vietnamese New Year is an opportunity to recognize the many contributions that Canadians of Vietnamese ancestry have made – and continue to make – to our country, including on the front lines of the pandemic. It is also an opportunity for us all to learn more about their rich culture, customs, and traditions, which help make Canada a stronger, more diverse, and more vibrant place to live. Diversity is our country’s strength, and together we will persevere to build a better, fairer, and more inclusive Canada.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I wish everyone celebrating health, good fortune, and prosperity in the Year of the Tiger.



Source: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/statements/2022/02/01/statement-prime-minister-vietnamese-new-year








January 22, 2022


Program includes:

• Remarks by Minister Mary Ng, Senator Victor Oh, Ambassador Pham Cao Phong, Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong.

•  Vietnamese Canadian contributions to Canada / New Year’s wishes from Vietnamese Canadians across Canada.

• Youth contests and performances.

• Information for Vietnamese Canadian exporters on exporting to Vietnam.

• Information for youth and students on studying successfully in Canada and networking for career development.





                                        XUÂN CANH TÝ 2020 - THE YEAR OF THE RAT                                                                                         Theme: ASEAN Business Connected


Respected for its smartness and quick-witted, people with rat sign (born 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972...)  is imaginative and generous, especially with people on their same boat. You are working a “rat person”? Then do not spend a moment underestimating him or her. Maybe they appear with a dove-y look, yet inside they are calculating carefully every single step to win and conquer the rival to achieve their goal.

Source: Vietnamese Zodiac

                                           XUÂN KỶ HỢI 2019 - THE YEAR OF THE PIG                                                                          Theme: Celebrating Our Youth, Our Students and Our Future




Councillor Mike Layton speaks at Vietnamese New Year celebration.

February 2, 2019





Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong provides welcome greetings.




Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng presents volunteer awards to youth.




Member of Parliament for Davenport

Julie Dzerowicz gives lucky money envelopes

to the children and youth who attend the celebration.


Thư Chúc Tết Kỷ Hợi 2019 của Thủ tướng Justin Trudeau

New Year Greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


Các bạn thân mến,

Tôi rất vui khi được gửi lời chúc ấm áp đến các thành viên của Hiệp Hội Canada Việt Nam trong dịp các bạn đang đón Tết Nguyên Đán.

Tết là một dịp đặc biệt để gia đình và bạn bè người gốc Việt điểm lại năm qua và hướng đến tương lai với niềm phấn khởi và lòng lạc quan. Ở khắp Canada và trên toàn thế giới, các cộng đồng người Việt sẽ đón Tết năm Hợi, một loài vật biểu tượng cho sự may mắn và thịnh vượng.

Tết cũng là một cơ hội tốt để ghi nhận các đóng góp to lớn mà cộng đồng người Việt tại Canada đã và sẽ đem lại cho đất nước chúng ta. Có thể dùng dịp này để tôn vinh sự đa dạng làm đất nước chúng ta trở nên một nơi tuyệt vời để sống.

Tôi xin cảm ơn Hiệp Hội Canada Việt Nam đã giúp nâng cao sự hiểu biết về văn hóa Việt Nam và đáp ứng các nhu cầu của cộng đồng người Việt tại Canada.

Tôi xin gửi lời chúc tốt đẹp nhất - Chúc Mừng Năm Mới.


Justin Trudeau

Thủ Tướng Canada


Thư chúc Tết của bà Mary Ng, Bộ trưởng phụ trách khối doanh nghiệp nhỏ và xúc tiến xuất khẩu

New Year Greetings from the Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion


Thư chúc Tết của bà Julie Dzerowicz, Dân biểu vùng Davenport

New Year Greetings from Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport


Gửi Hiệp Hội Canada Việt Nam

Nhân dịp Tết Nguyên Đán 2019


Là Dân biểu Quốc hội vùng Davenport, tôi chân thành gửi lời chúc mừng đến Hiệp Hội Canada Việt Nam và cảm ơn các đóng góp nhiều ý nghĩa và lâu dài cho cộng đồng người Việt trên khắp thành phố, tỉnh bang và đất nước của chúng ta.


Julie Dzerowicz

Dân biểu vùng Davenport

Ngày 2 tháng 2 năm 2019


Thư chúc Tết của bà Jennifer Diaz, Chủ tịch Tổ chức Nữ Doanh nhân Ngoại thương Quốc tế (OWIT-International)

New Year Greetings from Jennifer Diaz, President, Organization of Women in International Trade - International



                                          XUÂN MẬU TUẤT 2018 - THE YEAR OF THE DOG                                                                                   Theme: Celebrating Women's Success

Trình diễn áo dài             


Nữ sinh Toronto trình diễn áo dài

Students in Toronto in traditional dresses áo dài

Toronto Centre for the Arts

January 27, 2018


Performance by Youth Artists

Watch a news clip of the Year of the Dog celebration.

Three Lions performing in harmony

The red, pink and yellow lions performed by children and adults of a Toronto lion dance group.

Vietnam Youth Theatre

Artists from Vietnam Youth Theatre

and cultural exchange with the

Vietnamese community in Toronto.

                                       XUÂN ĐINH DẬU 2017 - THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER                                                                 Theme: Celebrating Vietnamese New Year & Canada 150

Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street        January 8, 2017, 4 - 8 PM

Experience dynamic lion dance, taste traditional Tết food, and be entertained by most talented artists from the Vietnam Youth Theatre (Nhà hát Tuổi trẻ Việt Nam). Celebrate Canada 150 and discover how Canadian schools, businesses and friends have made significant partnerships and meaningful people-to-people links with Vietnam.

The Year of the Rooster

Community members gathered on January 8, 2017 to celebrate Vietnamese New Year and Canada 150. Roosters are known as highly motivated and hard working, which brings hope of a good year to many people.

About Us


The Canada Vietnam Society is a non-profit and non-political organization, established with the goals of building a strong Vietnamese community as part of the Canadian family and promoting exchange and cooperation activities to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. Federally incorporated in February 2016 and inaugurated in April 2016, it is operated according to the by-laws and regulations made available to the public and registered with the Government of Canada, and in compliance with Canadian law as well as rules and regulations related to the establishment and operation of organizations and associations.

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1. To build a strong Vietnamese community in Canada, support and help one another to successfully integrate into the Canadian society and become part of the Canadian family, and at the same time maintain and preserve cultural identities and national traditions;

2. To promote exchange and cooperation activities in all areas and people-to-people links between the two countries Canada and Vietnam.


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