Queens electeds applaud governor for signing Lunar New Year holiday legislation

Congresswoman Grace Meng led a delegation of Queens elected officials on Sept. 9 to witness Governor Kathy Hochul sign legislation declaring Lunar New Year a public school holiday across New York state at her Manhattan offices.

“By designating Lunar New Year as an official school holiday, we are taking an important step in recognizing the importance of New York’s AAPI community and the rich diversity that makes New York so great,” Hochul said. “It is not just a day off from school – it is an opportunity for our children to learn about and celebrate their own or different cultures and traditions.”