Wells Fargo joins the Asian American community in celebrating the “Year of the Monkey” — by sponsoring the San Francisco Lunar New Year parade and creating a new Lunar New Year calendar.
The Chinese lunar calendar affixes dates based on cycles of the moon and features 12 years named after animals, each with their own traits. Shuyi Wang of Wells Fargo says the Lunar New Year represents hope for good fortune and a prosperous year.
Wells Fargo has served the Asian American community since 1863 when several Northern California Wells Fargo locations provided interpretation and mail services as well as bilingual business directories to Chinese Americans. The company’s first Lunar New Year calendar was created in 1949.
“I am very proud of our longstanding tradition of celebrating Lunar New Year with the Asian American community,” says Shuyi.
Wells Fargo’s Lunar New Year calendar is designed by a different local artist each year. This year’s calendar features the traits associated with people born in the Year of the Monkey — including resourcefulness, wisdom, and creativity.