One of the toughest parts of studying in the U.S. is being far from home and your favorite holiday traditions
. But the Chinese New Year (which falls on Feb. 3 this year), is one holiday that's celebrated around the world. You might be far from your own traditions, but wherever you are, there are sure to be some new traditions waiting for you.
How is the Chinese New Year celebrated where you are? Join VOA's "Chinese New Year Where I Am
" project on Flickr, where we're mapping photos of new year traditions around the world. Share your pictures and your stories, and learn about Chinese New Year festivities in other cultures.
Here's a sampling of the photos we've seen so far...you'll have to visit the Flickr group
to see where they were taken!
So, what traditions will make your Chinese New Year special?