San Francisco (Jan. 23, 2012) — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of the Lunar New Year:
“On the Lunar New Year, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders mark the opportunity to remember the trials and joys of the past year and to look forward to the Year of the Dragon’s new beginnings and new opportunities. In San Francisco and in Asian American communities across the country, it is a celebration of heritage and rich cultural ties; for all Americans, it is an opportunity for us to express gratitude for the diversity of our nation.
“As Lunar New Year celebrations light up San Francisco’s Chinatown, and festivities inclusive of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Tibetan families welcome this new start, I feel particular pride to represent one of the largest, strongest, and most vibrant AAPI communities in the country in Congress. From Lunar New Year to Losar and other celebrations, San Franciscans take shared pride in our diversity.
“In the Year of the Dragon, may those celebrating enjoy family togetherness, health, and good fortune. This year, may all Americans be blessed with success, prosperity, and good luck. Gung Hay Fat Choy to all!“