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OPA News Release: [02/04/2011]
Contact Name: Clarisse Young
Phone Number: (202) 693-5051
Release Number: 11-0166-NAT

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on the Lunar New Year

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding the Lunar New Year:

"I would like to wish Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout the United States and around the world, and everyone who celebrates the Lunar New Year, a wonderful holiday. The richness of your cultures and traditions will be embraced as observances take place across this nation.

"The new year marks a new beginning, but it is also a moment to reflect and look forward to a better, more prosperous future. Together, we are overcoming some of the most difficult challenges this nation has ever faced.

"As we start the Year of the Rabbit, I wish everyone joyful celebrations."