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Legislation #: 140088 Introduction Date: 1/30/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, CIRCO, JOHNSON, JAMES, JR., CURLS, FORD, TAYLOR, MARCASON, REED, SHARP AND BROOKS
Title: Recognizing the Lunar New Year as Celebrated by many cultures in Kansas City.

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1/29/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/30/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140088

 

Recognizing the Lunar New Year as Celebrated by many cultures in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, January 31 is recognized as the Lunar New Year by many cultures in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Lunar New Year is celebrated as Chinese New Year by those of Chinese dissent, Tet by those of Vietnamese dissent, and in countries including Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia and others; and

 

WHEREAS, the Lunar New Year is the most important holiday for the cultures that celebrate it; and

 

WHEREAS, 2014 is the Year of the Horse symbolizing energy, hard work intelligence and ability; and

WHEREAS, the Lunar New Year is also the traditional start of spring, and is thus known as the Spring Festival; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri, has already and will host many Lunar New Year events; and

 

WHEREAS, thousands of Kansas City residents will be involved in these celebrations; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council wish a Happy New Year to those that will celebrate the Lunar New Year; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Bob Chien, CJ Wei, Megan Bui, Bob Gamer and others with a special thanks from the Mayor and Council to those organizations that have worked hard to continue the traditions of the celebration including the Society for Friendship with China, the Kansas City Chinese American Association and the Vietnamese American Community of Greater Kansas City.

 

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