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Lunar New Year is a traditional holiday celebrated in China and other East Asian countries. The Lunar New Year celebration is known as well as the Spring Festival. It traditionally runs from Lunar New Year’s Eve through the Lantern Festival, for a period of approximately 14 days. For 2019 the Spring Festival runs February 4 through February 10, and celebrates the Year of the Pig. If you will travel to celebrate the Lunar New Year, read health and safety recommendations from the U.S. Department of State, the CDC and International Risk and Safety.
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in West Africa, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Tajikistan, Nigeria, Libya, Kenya, Chile, Central African Republic, and Burkina Faso; crime and social unrest in Zimbabwe, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo; demonstrations in Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Panama, Mongolia, Guatemala, Germany, Germany, France, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangladesh, and Bahrain; law and culture in Venezuela, Uganda, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Lunar New Year, Grenada, and Antigua and Barbuda; natural disasters and climate in Papua New Guinea, Northern Marianas, Indonesia, and Austria; health risks in Nigeria, Middle East, Mexico, Europe, and Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Ebola outbreak risks in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chile and Mali; crime and social unrest in South Sudan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Gabon, India, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, and Tunisia; Law and Culture in China and Myanmar; entry and exit requirements in Burkina Faso; health risks in Democratic Republic of the Congo, the European Region, France, Multistate (World), and Panama; natural disasters in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Iran, Japan, and Philippines; the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads and surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Major cities can be paralyzed by snow and ice. Keeping warm and healthy requires extra precautions, and people can be injured in accidents related to slippery roads. Even in mild climates, wind and rain can produce cold-related injuries in temperatures as warm as 50°F. Learn more about cold weather safety.
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Spain, and Tunisia; crime and social unrest in Cameroon, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Ukraine; demonstrations in Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, and Haiti; health risks in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Democratic Republic of the Congo; law and culture in Jamaica; natural disasters in the Guatemala, and United States; risks in countries due to outbreak of Ebola.
The International Center wants to wish you a wonderful Winter Break!
The University will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019,and will re-open on January 2, 2019.
If you will travel outside the U.S. during Winter Break, please consider taking enhanced precautions, prepare for an emergency, and follow standard travel advice.
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Afghanistan and Kenya; crime and social unrest in Haiti; entry and exit requirements in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Poland; demonstrations in Georgia, Bahrain, France, Réunion and Haiti ; health risks in Madagascar and Democratic Republic of the Congo; natural disasters in the United States; various risks in Ghana, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain and Austria; risks in various countries due to the outbreak of Ebola.