Asian Council of the New York Annual Conference

Happy Lunar New Year from the executive team of the Asian Council of the New York Annual Conference.

The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New year and the Spring Festival, is celebrated by nearly two billion people worldwide.

On January 22, 2023, participants will say goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and usher in the Year of the Rabbit.

Traditionally it's a time to honor ancestors and is marked by family reunions, parades, and fireworks. While based on the Chinese calendar, Lunar New Year is also celebrated in Korea, Singapore, Mongolia, Tibet, and Vietnam and in Asian communities worldwide.

The Lunar New Year represents reunion and rebirth, marking the end of winter and the start of spring. The year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar is designated the Year of the Rabbit. The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac, symbolizing grace, beauty, mercy, and good luck.

May good fortune be abundant in this Lunar New Year!