February 19, 2015

Memories of Chinese New Year

Lunar New Year 2015

For thousands of years, Chinese New Year has been celebrated in the spring to mark the beginning of a new lunar year. Traditions surrounding this festival have varied across time and cultures - here at Washington University in St. Louis, they include the student-run Lunar New Year Festival. To commemorate the occasion this year, Linchei Letty Chen, associate professor of Chinese language and literature at Washington University, shares personal memories from new year's festivals she experienced growing up in Taiwan.


Image  James Byard/WUSTL Photos. Audio Spring Festival Suite