新年快乐! The Lunar New Year is a joyous time of reflection, optimism, & hope for new beginnings, & I couldn't be happier to spend it with family & friends here in one of the most diverse communities in America. Today, I want to share some of our Queens traditions with you: pic.twitter.com/KzU0Qhg4Ja
— Grace Meng (@Grace4NY) January 27, 2020
Lunar New Year was observed across the city on Saturday, but Flushing Congresswoman Grace Meng wants the House of Representatives to recognize the cultural and historical significance of the holiday.
Earlier this week, she introduced a House resolution, which now has 68 original co-sponsors.
“Lunar New Year is the most significant time of the year for the Asian American community,” she said. “Given its enormous increase in popularity, and the fact that Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the United States, I believe it is time for the House to formally appreciate this annual observance.”
The resolution not only recognizes the holiday, but also details the history and customs of Lunar New Year.
Meng shared a video of some of her own “Queens traditions” on Twitter.