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Wishing you a very happy Lunar New Year!


While we’re well into a new calendar year, Fri., Feb. 12 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, kicking off the Year of the Ox in 2021. The second animal of the Chinese zodiac, the Ox denotes hard work, positivity, and honesty.

Lunar New Year celebrations culminate each year with a Lantern Festival featuring ancient spiritual traditions, moon gazing, lighting lanterns, riddles, lion dances, eating rice balls, and more. The festival, which falls on Fri., Feb. 26 this year, began more than 2,000 years ago. Over the years, it has developed many meanings, but remains focused on celebrating family and our communities.

Here at RSM, we have a diverse and inclusive culture, and our 12 employee network groups (ENGs) provide opportunities for our people to get to know, learn from, and understand our unique backgrounds which make up the diverse tapestry of RSM. It’s in that spirit of inclusion that our ENGs recognize and share insights about key holidays, activities and issues relevant to their members. In recognition of the Lunar New Year, our InspirAsian ENG is celebrating together virtually to learn more about the Year of the Ox, get a peek into how our people decorate their homes in recognition of the Lunar New Year, discuss related traditions, play some communal games, and even watch a dumpling-making demonstration.

On behalf of RSM’s 13,000 people nationwide and in Canada, I’d like to wish you a year of great health and good fortune. From our families to yours, Happy Lunar New Year!

John Lee
Partner and National InspirAsian Employee Network Group Leader




Our InspirAsian network engages the firm’s Asian professionals in career development opportunities and cultural events