Activities to celebrate Lunar New Year at Disneyland park in California, USA – Photo: SCNG
By page Yahoo NewsMr. Newsom passed the law on the night of 30-9 US time.
Accordingly, California allows state employees to take 8 hours off to celebrate the Lunar New Year. They can use these 8 hours in the form of annual leave or compensatory leave to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
However, the law does not require state businesses to comply.
With the addition of Lunar New Year, California now has 3 new holidays. The other two holidays are Memorial Day for the End of Slavery for Americans and Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Lunar New Year is an occasion to leave behind the troubles of the past year and invite prosperity and luck forward. By recognizing this as a holiday, the state recognizes the diversity and cultural importance that people enjoy. Asian Americans have contributed to the state of California and created an opportunity for all Californians to celebrate this day,” Governor Newsom wrote in the official message.
Governor Newsom also expressed pride in the richness and diversity of the state of California and understood the importance of the desire to experience culture during the state’s holidays.
Lunar New Year, or Lunar New Year, which usually takes place in late January or early February, is a traditional New Year celebration for Vietnamese, Chinese, Koreans and other Asian communities.
Earlier this year, Congresswoman Grace Meng introduced a new bill that recognizes Lunar New Year as a federal holiday in the United States.