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ACR-16 Lunar New Year celebration. (2019-2020)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 16

Relative to the Lunar New Year celebration.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  February 22, 2019. ]


ACR 16, Chiu. Lunar New Year celebration.
This measure would recognize the Lunar New Year celebration.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, February 5, 2019, marks 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 nearly six million Asian and Pacific Islander Americans of Bangladeshi, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Indonesian, IuMien, 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 over 2.5 million Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese residents of California; and
WHEREAS, This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Pig and is universally celebrated by these communities as a time to renew family ties and 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 Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature joins Asian and Pacific Islander communities throughout the state in celebrating February 5, 2019, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig, and extends best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous Lunar New Year to all Californians; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.