Lunar New Year 2023

IT Colleagues,

The Lunar New Year is known in China as the Spring Festival or Chūnjié in Mandarin, while Koreans call it Seollal, and Vietnamese refer to it as Tết. Tied to the lunar calendar, the holiday began as a time for feasting and to honor household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors.

Each culture celebrates the Lunar New Year differently with various foods and traditions that symbolize prosperity, abundance, and togetherness. If you’d like to explore the many traditions of this holiday, visit The Smithsonian has an excellent curated collection of Lunar New Year art at

The SJSU DEI Committee would like to wish everyone a prosperous, happy Lunar New Year!

Learn more at

Thank you,
The SJSU IT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Norma Brown

Ryan Campbell

Tino Cruz

Kara Li

Bob Lim

Matthew Loo

Maggie Panahi

Willie Simon

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