NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has made the Lunar New Year an official public school holiday.
He made the announcement Tuesday morning at P.S. 20 in Flushing, Queens.
“We pledged to families we would keep working until we made Lunar New Year an official school holiday, and today we are keeping that promise,” said de Blasio. “We are proud to be the largest school district in the nation to recognize the heritage of our Asian-American community by recognizing Lunar New Year. We thank the legislators and community advocates who worked so hard to make this possible.”