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K00524 Summary:

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K00524 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 524
BY: M. of A. Niou
        COMMEMORATING   the   Asian-American   community's
        celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Year  of  the
        Tiger, on February 1, 2022
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the custom of this Legislative Body to honor, with
pleasure and great pride, the Asian-American community of the  State  of
New York upon the occasion of the celebration of the Lunar New Year; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Lunar  New  Year is a festival of great importance in
Asian-American communities; the celebration of the  Lunar  New  Year  is
fundamental  to  Asian-American  cultures and promotes both goodwill and
self-reflection;  it  is  a  joyous  occasion  welcomed  annually   with
distinctive  festivities  and  much  preparation; the celebration of the
Lunar New Year is a tradition  by  which  Asian-Americans  proclaim  the
arrival of a new year and look forward to what it will bring; and
  WHEREAS,  According  to  legend,  Buddha  invited the animals of the
world to visit him, rewarding those who came by naming a year  in  their
honor;  each animal, in turn, gave its characteristics to the those born
during its year; and
  WHEREAS, On February 1, 2022, in accordance with their calendar  and
beliefs,  Asian-Americans  will joyously usher in the Year of the Tiger,
4720; and
  WHEREAS, People born in the Year  of  the  Tiger  are  known  to  be
strong, brave, confident, and determined; and
  WHEREAS,  Those  born under the sign of the Tiger are strong-willed,
trustworthy, and energetic; and
  WHEREAS, When working, those born under the sign of  the  Tiger  are
able  to  achieve  their  goals  through  dynamic  leadership  and  bold
decisiveness; and
  WHEREAS, The distinguished beauty  of  the  Asian  culture  and  the
contribution of its people in business and the economy as well as in the
arts  and sciences has left substantial impacts on our global community;
the contributions of Asian-Americans are  particularly  esteemed  within
the  Empire  State  and are acknowledged for their outstanding merit and
value; and
  WHEREAS, Recognizing the significance of their contributions to  the
City  and State of New York, this Legislative Body is proud to honor all
New Yorkers of Asian ancestry, joining with them in welcoming  the  Year
of the Tiger, 4720, on February 1, 2022; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the Asian-American community's celebration of the Lunar  New
Year, the Year of the Tiger, on February 1, 2022; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  copies  of  this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to distinguished members of the Asian-American community.
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