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Asian Holiday Added to New York City’s School Calendar

posted on June 24, 2015

At Reuters, Katie Reilly writes, “Mayor Bill de Blasio designated the Lunar New Year an official public school holiday in New York City on Tuesday, following through on a campaign pledge to Asian voters.” In March, de Blasio also declared school holidays on the Islamic holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Assemblyman Ron Kim of the borough of Queens said that the recognition of the Lunar New Year is “about the City of New York telling hundreds of thousands of Asian Americans that their culture and heritage is part of the American fabric.”

Read at Reuters