Sunday, February 03, 2013

Online petition to white house to recognize Lunar New Year as a national holiday

There is a petition created recently to help get Lunar New Year recognized  as a National Holiday.  If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by February  14, 2013, the White House will review it and respond.  For those who are interested, please sign the petition on the White House website...

Our nation is composed of a wide array of nationalities and cultural background. It is imperative that we as a diverse nation to recognize and acknowledge that diversity. The Asian population represents a large percentage in U.S.'s population and is growing ever more. Students in public schools voluntarily take off from school to spend the Lunar New Year holiday at home with families. Yet, they are marked absent for their in-attendance. Please make this important holiday widely recognized and make it an official day off for students too. The holidays in our calendar year already consists of holidays from different cultures and definitely has room for Lunar New Year too.