J367

Commemorating the Asian-American community's celebration of the Lunar New Year, the year of the Pig

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J367



Senate Resolution No. 367

BY: Senator KAVANAGH

COMMEMORATING the Asian-American community's
celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the
Pig, on February 5, 2019

WHEREAS, With due cause and proper resolve, this Legislative Body
honors the Asian-American community of the State of New York as it
celebrates the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Pig; and

WHEREAS, According to the ancient customs and legend,
Asian-Americans across the State will wear red, light firecrackers and
make other loud noises to symbolically chase away the wild beast Nian,
who once was thought to attack ancient villages at the outset of the New
Year; and

WHEREAS, According to legend, the Jade Emperor held a race to
determine the 12 animals to represent the zodiac with the cyclical order
determined by their finishing position; and

WHEREAS, It is said that people take on characteristics based upon
the animal of their birth year, and those born in the Year of the Pig
are said to be characterized by their loyalty, kindheartedness, patience
and willpower to succeed; and

WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is the most significant and popular
Asian festival and exemplifies the many diverse traditions of
Asian-Americans; and

WHEREAS, It is cause for great celebration in the Asian-American
community that public schools in New York City now recognize the Lunar
New Year as a holiday, acknowledging the festival's widespread
observance across the city; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the Asian-American community's celebration of the Lunar New
Year, the Year of the Pig, on February 5, 2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to distinguished members of the Asian-American community.

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  • 01 / Feb / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 05 / Feb / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 05 / Feb / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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