Happy Lunar New Year – API Blog

Happy Lunar New Year! Chinese families around the world are celebrating the Spring Festival and ushering in the Year of the Pig. Of course, every family’s traditions are different. But many families celebrate the Chinese New Year with dumplings, mandarin oranges, red envelopes, spring cleaning, and fireworks! As we usher in the year of the […]

Cultural Connections: The Holiday Season

In this installment of API’s “Cultural Connections” series, we take a look at winter holiday celebrations. People choose to celebrate the holidays in all sorts of ways. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the main celebrations and their history — as well as some unique traditions.  This great infographic from […]

Dia de los Muertos

A few weeks ago, Mexico celebrated Día de los Muertos, a festival that honors the dead. One of our teachers was there for the festivities and shared these photos of some of the colorful altars constructed in the plazas and streets of her host city, León.   Many of the altars are a combination of […]

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