The Lantern Festival is a celebration of the last day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. My China Studies professor (Professor Huang) brought the entire China Studies class (all international students) to a nearby restaurant for a feast. He used this opportunity to teach all the new students proper Chinese etiquette. For example, he demonstrated how to properly "cheers" with a guest of honor (you should make sure your glass is lower than theirs), he showed us where the guest of honor should sit, he stressed that it is important to wait to eat until the guest of honor has done so, just to name a few...
My name is Allie or 何爱俐, and I am enjoying my fifth year of living in China. I started out studying Chinese in Beijing at 北京首都经贸大学, then teaching in Shanghai at 上海中学国际部, and now I am attending business school at 北京大学汇丰商学院 in Shenzhen. Read my blog to follow my adventures...Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments!