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Message on the Observance of the Lunar New Year

January 14, 1998

Warm greetings to all those celebrating the Lunar New Year.

This joyous occasion celebrates the blessings of family, community, and a rich and ancient heritage. It is a special time to reflect on the events of the previous year and to embrace the challenges of the year ahead. Vibrant with color, lights, dancing, parades, folk music, and delicious food, the Lunar New Year reminds all of us of the beauty and variety of Asian culture and of the strength, character, and achievement that Asian Americans bring to our national life.

As we join you in welcoming the Year of the Tiger, Hillary and I extend best wishes to all for a new year full of health, happiness, prosperity, and peace.


NOTE: This message was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 20.

William J. Clinton, Message on the Observance of the Lunar New Year Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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