Lunar New Year has become the unofficial skip day for many students in New York, reports the Daily News.
As a result, some are proposing making the day an official holiday.(photo by Colette Denali)
The idea is being pushed on both the local and state level.
“If you have a high concentration of Asian-American students, you’ll have high absenteeism on the Lunar New Year,” said Lois Lee, who directs an after-school program at PS 20.
You can read more about the efforts and who’s behind in the Daily News.