Happy Lunar New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

On January 22, an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year, a time for ushering in luck and prosperity. Lunar New Year is based on the lunar calendar and began as a time for feasting and to honor household, deities and ancestors. The New Year typically begins with the first new moon that occurs between the end of January and spans the first 15 days of the first month of the lunar calendar − until the full moon arrives. 

Each year in the lunar calendar is represented by one of 12 zodiac animals included in the cycle of 12 stations or “signs” along the apparent path of the sun through the cosmos. This year is the Year of the Rabbit, which was last observed in 2011. The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. 

“Lunar New Year is a time of reflection and gratitude for the prosperity we experience throughout the year,” said Hamed Tavajohi, Greater Los Angeles Market Leader. “U.S. Bank is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit alongside our communities in a few different ways, including for the first time in several years sponsoring in-person events, such as the Asian American Expo. Additionally, inside our branches we will be offering complimentary red envelopes, or you can download a digital version online. We are looking forward to a fun and festive celebration with our customers and communities.”

U.S. Bank is celebrating Lunar New Year alongside the communities we live and work in. This year, U.S. Bank is once again offering its U.S. Bank Lunar New Year red envelopes and calendar,1 available at select U.S. Bank branches while supplies last. Digital wallpaper designs are also available for mobile devices, tablets and desktops at usbank.com/lunarnewyear.

Additionally, customers can utilize a Lunar New Year−themed digital red envelope e-card when they send money as a gift with Zelle® using the U.S. Bank Mobile App.

We’ll be out and about in the community, celebrating Lunar New Year at these festivals and parades. Hopefully we’ll see you out there.

  • Jan. 14-15: Asian American Expo: Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit (Pomona, CA) 
  • Jan. 28: 2023 Microsoft Asian Spring Festival Gala (Seattle, WA)
  • Jan. 29: Lunar New Year Parade and Festival (Chicago, IL) 
  • Feb. 4-5: San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade (San Francisco, CA) 
  • Feb. 4: Seattle Lunar New Year Festival (Seattle, WA) 

U.S. Bank also has six Chinese “flagship” branches where the design and focus of the branch is tailored specifically to the Chinese American population. Those branches include:

  • Factoria (4040 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA)
  • Chinatown Square (2131 S. China Place, Chicago, IL)
  • Chinatown (1435 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA)
  • Arcadia Baldwin Ave. (1400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA)
  • Alhambra Albertsons (2400 W. Commonwealth Ave., Alhambra, CA)
  • City of Industry (17501 Colima Rd., Suite A, City of Industry, CA)

The Arcadia, Alhambra and City of Industry branches served free custom U.S. Bank Year of the Rabbit themed donuts2 created by California Donuts to branch visitors on January 20, 2023.

About U.S. Bank
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1. Some services may only be available in English. Zelle® and the Zelle® related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license. 2. Donut offer is limited to one per customer while supplies last. U.S. Bank is not responsible for and does not guarantee the products, services or performance of third parties. Member FDIC.

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