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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first .... Korean New Year, called Seollal (설날), is the first day of the lunar calendar. Koreans ... New Year's Day is a national holiday, so people get the day off while they have a minimum of three days off on Lunar New Year. Koreans ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_China

There are currently seven official public holidays in mainland China. Each year's holidays are ... In all these holidays, if the holiday lands on a weekend, the days will be reimbursed after the weekend. The Chinese New Year and National Day holidays are three days long. The week-long holidays on May (Labor) Day and ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_holidays

This is a list of lists of holidays and observances by various categorization. ... Beginning in 2000, Spring Festival, and National Day are week-long holidays in ... In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day can occasionally occur in Holy Week, the week before ... Samhain (Celtic): 31 October–1 November, Celtic New Year, first day of winter ...

blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/02/10/should-the-start-of-the-chinese-new-year-be-a-federal-holiday

Feb 10, 2013 ... For billions of Chinese around the world, today is the first day of the new lunar year — the year of the Water Snake, according to astrological ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

Chinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival in modern Mainland ..... For other countries where Chinese New Year is celebrated but not an official holiday, see the section below on Festivities outside China. ... Sunday, the next weekday of the end of the 3 consecutive holidays will be ...

www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/nyregion/mayor-de-blasio-to-make-lunar-new-year-a-school-holiday.html

Jun 22, 2015 ... Mayor de Blasio to Make Lunar New Year a School Holiday ... “Finally, students of Asian descent will not be forced to choose between ...

www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/chinese-new-year

It marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. ... in the United States take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations, which can last for days. Chinese ... Chinese New Year is not a federal public holiday in the United States.

reappropriate.co/2013/02/white-house-petition-to-make-lunar-new-year-a-recognized-federal-holiday-in-schools

Feb 4, 2013 ... ... to Make Lunar New Year a Recognized Federal Holiday in Schools ... Next weekend, many Asian Americans will be celebrating the Lunar New Year, ... not by the federal government: this is why the start dates of spring, ...

petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/establish-lunar-new-year-national-holiday-give-it-same-importance-and-weight-other-cultural-holidays/0fpSLqvZ

usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2013-02/26/content_16257177.htm

Feb 26, 2013 ... China's 1.3 billion people celebrated the two-week long Lunar New Year ... "I don 't think the Lunar New Year necessarily needs to be a national ...