Let’s enjoy the festivals!PartI

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!

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10 Best Spring Break Destinations Part II

By Zhaokuan Liu

Fairbanks, Alaska

If you are looking for something special other than sunny beaches, I would recommend you to take a flight to the far north, where you can see the rare and mystical spectacular – the northern lights. Although the viewing season lasts from September until April, the peak viewing time is in the end of winter. Therefore spring break is the best time of year to observe the northern lights.

Fairbanks is the most reliable place to see the northern lights because it is located under the aurora oval. The city also offers other winter entertainments such as dog mushing and snowmobiling.

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10 Best Spring Break Destinations Part I

By Zhaokuan Liu

As a school holiday that does not exist in China, spring break is a week-long vacation at universities and colleges in the United States. It gives you a great opportunity to escape school life and travel around the country. Following is a list of 10 best destinations for “spring breakers”. Prepare to pack up and make your friends in China envious!

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