A Teacher's Advice to His Students for Staying Safe During Spring Festival

Greetings China Newbies:

Tonight is the beginning of Spring Festival. For many of you this will be the craziest, happiest, and most exciting night of your time studying in China. I hope you all have fun celebrating the Year of the Flaming Cock. 

Yes, a question…

No, that is neither a euphemism nor a reason to call your university’s legal department. It is the actual date on the Chinese Lunar-Solar calendar. Don’t blame me, blame the Yellow Emperor.

Yes, another question…

No, that is not a racial epithet or form of imperialist micro-aggression, it is his actual title. We okay? Good.

As you take part in the festivities this weekend, please consider the following advice so that you can stay safe and healthy.