By Zhiqi Liang
Being alone in a foreign country as international students, we miss the family reunion in Spring Festival because Chinese and American school calendars are different; we also can’t enjoy the national holidays for traditional Chinese festivals such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Qingming Festival. I have had the experience of having classes on the Chinese New Year‘s Eve or taking exams when my Chinese friends back home are enjoying their “Golden Week” holidays for our National Day. However, instead of feeling upset, I think a better choice for us is to “Do as the Romans do”. Celebrating local festivals in America is not just an alternative, but also a golden opportunity to explore the unknown world and foreign culture. Like China, the United States also has a variety of unique holidays to celebrate except the major festivals like Christmas and New Year’s Day. So let’s see what we can do to enjoy the festivals!