Commemorating the Asian American community's celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Ox, on February 12, 2021

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Assembly Resolution No. 50

BY: M. of A. Niou

COMMEMORATING the Asian American community's
celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the
Ox, on February 12, 2021

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor, with
pleasure and great pride, the Asian American community of the State of
New York upon the occasion of the celebration of the Lunar New Year; and

WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is a festival of great importance in
Asian American communities; the celebration of the Lunar New Year is
fundamental to Asian American cultures and promotes both goodwill and
self-reflection; it is a joyous occasion welcomed annually with
distinctive festivities and much preparation; the celebration of the
Lunar New Year is a tradition by which Asian Americans proclaim the
arrival of a new year and look forward to what it will bring; and

WHEREAS, According to legend, Buddha invited the animals of the
world to visit him, rewarding those who came by naming a year in their
honor; each animal, in turn, gave its characteristics to those born
during its year; and

WHEREAS, On February 12, 2021, in accordance with their calendar and
beliefs, Asian Americans will joyously usher in the Year of the Ox,
4719; and

WHEREAS, People born in the Year of the Ox are known to be diligent,
dependable, strong, and determined; and

WHEREAS, Those born under the sign of the Ox are patient,
persistent, and detail oriented; and

WHEREAS, When working, those born under the sign of the Ox are able
to achieve their goals through their unmatched effort and determination;

WHEREAS, The distinguished beauty of the Asian culture and the
contribution of its people in business and the economy as well as in the
arts and sciences has left substantial impacts on our global community;
the contributions of Asian Americans are particularly esteemed within
this great Empire State and are acknowledged for their outstanding merit
and value; and

WHEREAS, Recognizing the significance of their contributions to the
City and the State of New York, this Legislative Body is proud to honor
all New Yorkers of Asian ancestry, joining with them in welcoming the
Year of the Ox, 4719, on February 12, 2021; 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 Ox, on February 12, 2021; and be it further

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


  • 09 / Feb / 2021
  • 10 / Feb / 2021

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