How Asian Americans Are Redefining the Lunar New Year

Some younger Asian Americans are creating their own holiday traditions, putting their own spin on lessons they’ve learned. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Aileen Kwun Original Source: NY Times >>

Day 31: How The Times Started a Beloved Tradition, in 10 … 9 … 8 …

A brief history of the Times Square ball drop, a New Year’s rite with journalistic beginnings and a dynamite origin. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Jennifer Harlan Original Source: NY Times >>

December Birthdays: A Curse, or an Unexpected Blessing?

It’s hard to have your special day in a month of special days. December babies have one request: Make an effort. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Aidan Gardiner Original Source: NY Times >>

People Are Going Back to Holiday Parties — With Covid Tests

As rising Covid rates collide with a return to holiday festivities, hosts are coming up with inventive compromises. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Roni Caryn Rabin and Holly Secon Original Source: NY Times >>

Year of the Tiger Overshadows the Olympic Panda

In Beijing, the Lunar New Year has been a bigger preoccupation for many residents, while others have gone back to their hometowns for the holiday. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Keith Bradsher Original Source: NY Times >>

Omicron Surge in Asia Restricts Travel for Lunar New Year

The Omicron variant has dampened the plans of tens of millions of people across several Asian countries to travel for the holiday. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Jin Yu Young Original Source: NY Times >>

‘Es como una limpieza’: la tradición de quemar años viejos

En algunas partes de América Latina, la quema de muñecos de trapo se utilizó para desechar de manera simbólica las aflicciones del año que terminaba. En estos días, no es raro ver a superhéroes o expresidentes en llamas. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Isabella Grullón Paz Original Source: NY Times >>

Another Covid Winter, but Our Quarantine Comforts No Longer Work

Americans have spared little expense over the past two years turning their homes into cozy havens. That doesn’t mean they want to spend another winter in them. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Ronda Kaysen Original Source: NY Times >>