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Chairman Royce Celebrates the Lunar New Year

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Washington, January 30, 2017 | Saat Alety (202-225-4111) | comments

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, celebrated the Lunar New Year this past weekend throughout Southern California. He attended the following events:

- Irvine Chinese School/SCCCA Lunar New Year Event (Irvine, CA)
- Sunny Hills High School Lunar New Year Event (Fullerton, CA)
- Hsi Lai Temple Lunar New Year Event (Hacienda Heights, CA)
- Korean American Federation of Orange County's 2017 New Year Music Night (Anaheim, CA)
- Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do's 2nd Annual Tet Concert Celebration (Fountain Valley, CA)
- TECO Lunar New Year Event (El Monte, CA)

"The Lunar New Year brings friends and family together for good food, festivities, and blessings for the new year. Thank you to the many members of our community that invited me to share in this joyous occasion with them. I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous Year of the Rooster," said Chairman Royce.

Pictures of Chairman Royce celebrating Lunar New Year can be viewed and downloaded here.

Last week, a resolution Chairman Royce has cosponsored to call for Congressional recognition of the Lunar New Year was introduced. The measure, authored by U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), encourages Congress to recognize the cultural and historical significance of Lunar New Year and express its deepest respect for Asian-Americans and all individuals throughout the world who celebrate the holiday.
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