Queens lawmaker introduces bill to make Lunar New Year a federal holiday


As Asian Americans ring in the Year of the Tiger on Tuesday, Feb. 1, Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced new legislation to create a federal holiday for Lunar New Year.

Meng’s measure, the “Lunar New Year Day Act,” would make Lunar New Year a federally recognized holiday in the United States, adding it to the list of 11 federal holidays that are currently recognized. The bill was introduced with 44 cosponsors.