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Missouri Celebrates Lunar New Year

Missouri celebrates Lunar New Year beginning January 25th. Photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe and Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Anna Hui will host a celebration of the Lunar New Year at the Missouri State Capitol today.

The celebration will include a traditional lion dance and performances by students. Lt. Governor Kehoe will place the final pieces to a traditional Duì Lián, or couplet, hanging around the Governor’s Office doors.

Governor Mike Parson says Missourians share many common values that are highlighted during this cultural celebration, including the importance of family, a desire to see our children succeed, hard work, and honesty.

The Lunar New Year, which has been observed for thousands of years, is the most celebrated Asian festival in the world. The first day of the 2022 Lunar New Year is Tuesday, February 1st, initiating the Year of the Tiger, which exemplifies courage, generosity and vigor.

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