Lunar New Year celebrated officially for the first time in California

The Lunar New Year is an important holiday celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian countries.

 The 2021 Lunar New Year, which is the Year of the Ox, begins on February 12th.

In California, the Lunar New Year is recognized as an official state holiday.

 Disney California Adventure Park has several Lunar New Year festivities and activities.

 The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the top ten parades in the world.

Flowers are placed near the scene of a deadly mass shooting in Monterey Park, California in honor of the victims.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill last year declaring Lunar New Year, which typically falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, to be an official holiday in California.

 In 2023, the Lunar New Year will be celebrated as the Year of the Rabbit.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's office released a photo of the mass shooting suspect on Twitter.