Flushing Councilwoman Sandra Ung on Wednesday, Dec. 7, introduced a resolution in the City Council to designate Lunar New Year as a federal holiday.
Ung’s resolution is in support of the Lunar New Year Day Act (H.R. 6525), which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Grace Meng.
Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, will occur on Jan. 22, 2023. It is the most important celebration of the year for people across Asia and the rest of the world wherever large Asian communities exist, including NYC where Asians make up 15% of the population, Ung said.