Happy Lunar New Year from President Obama

Just passing this along. Hey America, as your family gatherings and big fat feasts get underway, President Obama wishes everyone a Happy Lunar New Year too.

No video this year -- come on, he's a busy guy -- but here's the official statement from the White House offering wishes of peace, prosperity and good health and fortune in the Year of the Snake:

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those who will be celebrating the Lunar New Year this Sunday, February 10th. Here in America and around the world, people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent will welcome the Year of the Snake. In Chinese tradition, the snake represents wisdom, and a thoughtful approach to tackling the challenges before us – principles that I hope will continue to guide us as we perfect our union and create a more just and equal future for every American. Our challenges may be great, but our diversity and the traditions that thrive here give us the strength to meet them. To everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year, I wish you peace, prosperity and good health and fortune.
Good times.

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