House of Representatives recognizes and celebrates Lunar New Year

Dear neighbors, 

Happy Lunar New Year! I wish you and your family happiness and good health as we enter the Year of the Tiger. 

I am so happy that the House of Representatives is officially recognizing Lunar New Year with the adoption of a House resolution, which you can read below.  

Our Asian American community is resilient, strong, and courageous. 

And I am proud to see us stand united in solidarity against all that has challenged us over the last year. 

As we look to a new year of fresh beginnings, I believe that the Year of the Tiger will reflect the brilliance and richness of who we are together, as we find joy in each other, reflect on the year past, and honor our heritage with all the fearlessness of the tiger. 


Please watch this celebratory video, which goes live at 1 p.m. on Feb.  1!

House of Representatives resolution celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 

WHEREAS, On this first day of February in 2022, the people of the great state of Washington unite to celebrate the Lunar New Year, joining to distinguish Asian American joy, cultures, and beautiful diversity; and  

WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year begins on the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar; and 

WHEREAS, This year is designated as the Year of the Tiger, a zodiac sign characterized by boldness, strength, fearlessness, and courage that this chamber is driven to embark; and  

WHEREAS, Washington acknowledges both the wonderful heritage and collective trauma of our Asian American ancestors; and  

WHEREAS, We deeply appreciate the Asian American frontline workers who provide direct services to Washington during the pandemic, risking their lives and well-being, and enduring the disproportionate uncertainty; and 

WHEREAS, We highlight the solidarity and strength of the Asian American community in the face of violent racism, during the pandemic – well before – and ongoing; and 

WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is a time to embrace reflections and understanding as we look towards renewal; and 

WHEREAS, We step into the Year of the Tiger not just as an individual, but as a family united in compassion and community stewardship; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives stand with the Asian American community in times of crisis and in times of celebration, we come together now with memories of fond endings and visions for new beginnings in acknowledgment of the Lunar New Year.