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Nhat Describes Why Celebrating the Lunar New Year in America Just Isn’t the Same

by Guest Post - Posts (67). Posted Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 12:49 am

Around this time last year, Nicholas regaled us with tales of spending his first Lunar New Year in the U.S. – the reunion dinner his Asian friends cooked together, the traditions he taught his American friends, and why it wasn’t so bad to be away from home during the holiday. But Facebook fan Nhat had […]

My Ang Pows Wait at Home While I Celebrate a Different Chinese New Year in the US

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 am

For those that are unfamiliar with the Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year in the U.S.), it is one of the most important celebrations among Chinese populations around the world. On Chinese New Year’s eve, the entire extended family will gather for a reunion dinner, which is a […]

Rabbits Invade US Colleges for the Spring Festival

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, February 7th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Last week, Tara talked about celebrating the Chinese New Year at the University of Southern California.  Tara decided to let the holiday pass with little fanfare, although her campus Chinese Students Association throws a Spring Festival Gala with food and performances. It’s not only at USC where you can find ways to get in the […]

Do Not Be Sad to be Away from Home During the Chinese New Year

by Tara - Posts (11). Posted Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Hey, all! How is your Chinese New Year going? For an international student, feelings about the Chinese New Year are COMPLICATED. We miss traditions like having a big dinner with family on New Year’s Eve, making dumplings, and watching the New Year Gala on CCTV. It sounds like all the essential parts of Spring Festival […]

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