February 19, 2015
This week the Diversity Committee recognizes Chinese New Year, also commonly referred to as the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year is considered the most significant Chinese holiday and typically takes place on the second new moon after the winter solstice. The Lunar New Year is also celebrated in several other Asian countries, including Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Because it is based on the lunar calendar, the date of Chinese New Year changes each year. This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 19, 2015, marking the beginning of the Year of the Sheep.