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SCR-10 Lunar New Year Celebration.(2015-2016)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10
CHAPTER 8

Relative to the Lunar New Year Celebration.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  March 12, 2015. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 10, Huff. Lunar New Year Celebration.
This measure would recognize the Lunar New Year Celebration.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, February 19, 2015, will mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated in many Asian communities around the world, including the United States, and especially California; and
WHEREAS, California is home to over 6 million Asian and Pacific Islander Americans of Bangladeshi, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Indonesian, Iu-Mien, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese descent; and
WHEREAS, The Asian and Pacific Islander American community has contributed to the social, cultural, civic, economic, and academic success of the state; and
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is predominantly celebrated by the 2.5 million Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese residents of California; and
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is the Year of the Ram and is universally celebrated by these communities as a time to feast, to renew family ties, and to start the new year with a clean slate; and
WHEREAS, The celebration of the Lunar New Year in communities throughout California illustrates the state’s rich cultural history and commitment to racial, religious, and cultural diversity; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Members join Asian and Pacific Islander communities throughout the state in celebrating February 19, 2015, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year and extend best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous Lunar New Year to all Californians; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the authors for appropriate distribution.