Asian holiday added to New York City’s school calendar

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Performers present a lion dance during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in New York's China Town on February 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Performers present a lion dance during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in New York's China Town on February 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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The Lunar New Year joins a slate of Christian, Jewish and Muslim holy days when public school students will have a day off to celebrate.