Celebrating Lunar New Year

IT Colleagues,

This year, Lunar New Year celebrations begin on February 10. 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. Observances are tied to the lunar calendar, and the holiday began as a time for feasting and to honor household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors. For a brief overview of the holiday, check out this short video from Encyclopedia Britannica about the origin and traditions of the Lunar New Year.

Each culture celebrates the Lunar New Year differently. If you would like to learn more about the holiday and how it is observed across cultures, visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Arts’ Lunar New Year Celebration website which provides a wealth of information about the holiday and its associated traditions.

The SJSU DEI Committee wishes everyone a prosperous, happy Lunar New Year!

Thank you,

The SJSU IT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Norma Brown

Ryan Campbell

Tino Cruz

Rashmi Kumar

Kara Li

Bob Lim

Matthew Loo

Maggie Panahi

Willie Simon