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Young Chinoys reinterpret traditions in a rapidly changing world

Young Chinoys reinterpret traditions in a rapidly changing world

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ONE WILL know that another lunar year has come when streets are filled with sights of red colors, sounds of familial joy, and the scent of various Chinese traditional foods. To members of the Chinoy Thomasian community, the celebration of the lunar year also means a sacred family reunion—paying respect to their ancestors and giving of ang pao—a way of welcoming another year of prosperity and breakthrough.  As the tradition comes through the new members, adaptability shines through the younger generations' choices in how they practice their traditions, as each generation comes with choices that translate to change. Festivities The weeks leading up to the Lunar New Year are exciting for behavioral science sophomore Denise Andrea Sia.  As a daughter of two store owners in Quiap...