California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill
officially recognizing Lunar New Year as a state holiday.

(9-29-2022)

Lunar  New  Year  holiday
The Lunar New Year celebrates a chance to leave behind the troubles of the past year.
Prosperity and good luck moving forward. Recognize this day as a state holiday.
Acknowledges the diversity and cultural significance.
Asian Americans brings to California and provides an opportunity for all Californians.
To participate in the significance of the Lunar New Year.


Existing law designates specific days as holidays in this state.
Existing law requires the Governor annually to proclaimthe date
corresponding with the second new moon following the winter solstice,
Or the third new moon following the winter solstice,
should an interalary month intervene, As the "Lunar New Year."
Existing law entitles state employees, with specified exceptions,
To elect to receive 8 hours of holiday credit for "Native American Day."
In lieu of receiving 8 hours of personal holiday credit,
and to elect to use 8 hours of vacation, annual leave,
or compensating time off, consistent with departmental operational needs
and collective bargaining agreements, for "Native American Day," as specified.
This bill would repeal provisions requiring
the Governor to annually proclaim the "Lunar New Year,"
and would instead recognize the "Lunar New Year" as a state holiday.
The bill would authorize state employees, with specified exceptions,
to elect to receive 8 hours of holiday credit for the "Lunar New Year"
in lieu of receiving 8 hours of personal holiday credit,
and to elect to use 8 hours of vacation,
annual leave, or compensating time off,
consistent with departmental operational needs
and collective bargaining agreements, for "Lunar New Year," as specified.