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."