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Sky Watch: Chinese New Year (Feb 3)

February 3
Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year occurs two new moons before the first day of spring (which is March 20 this year). The new moon before the first day of spring occurs March 4 this year; the new moon before that occurs Feb. 3; so that marks Chinese New Year.

— Find out more:
Bishop Museum Planetarium:
Hawaiian Astronomical Society:

Solis on the Lunar New Year
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement regarding the Lunar New Year:

“I would like to wish Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout the United States and around the world, and everyone who celebrates the Lunar New Year, a wonderful holiday. The richness of your cultures and traditions will be embraced as observances take place across this nation.

“The new year marks a new beginning, but it is also a moment to reflect and look forward to a better, more prosperous future. Together, we are overcoming some of the most difficult challenges this nation has ever faced.

“As we start the Year of the Rabbit, I wish everyone joyful celebrations.”

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