2020 Lunar New Year
2020 Lunar New Year begins January 25th, the second new moon after the winter solstice. Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world. It is known at Tet in Vietnam and the Spring Festival in China and elsewhere. The Lunar New Year is filled with symbolic meaning. In communities across the United States, people hang decorations with the auspicious colors of red and gold, and celebrate to welcome the new year with a fresh start.
Each year is represented by an animal that appears in the 12-year zodiac calendar. On January 24, 2020 we will transition from the Year of Pig to the Year of Rat, which is the first animal in the zodiac. This calendar transition will last until the 2021 Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 11. In honor of this Lunar New Year celebration many events are being held around Chicagoland, including one that I am co-hosting with Senators Laura Fine and Ram Villivalam as well as MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry.
2nd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Join us on Tuesday, January 21 at the Northbrook Public Library – 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook at 6:30 pm as my colleagues and I discuss the upcoming Spring Legislative Session beginning on the 28th of this month.
- Jan. 11 – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
- Jan. 18 – Chicago Women’s March, 11:00 am, Grant Park, Chicago
- Jan. 19 – MDRD Commissioner Josina Morita Lunar New Year Celebration, 2-4 pm, Oakton Community Center, Morton Grove
- Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Jan. 21 – State Legislative Town Hall, Northbrook Public Library,1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, 6:30-8:00 pm
- Jan. 25 – 2020 Lunar New Year
- Feb. 3 – Constituent Service Hours – 4:00-6:00 pm, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St, in Skokie