Naina Rao comes to Wyoming Public Radio from Jakarta, Indonesia. She has worked at NPR for Story Lab and the nationally syndicated show, "1A". Naina graduated from Michigan State University in 2018 with a B.A. in Journalism. Naina enjoys swimming, listening to podcasts and watching Bollywood movies.
Lunar New Year begins February 12. The two-week festival is expected to be much more subdued this year due to the pandemic, but Chinese international students are still trying to make the most of it.
The holiday, which marks the new year, is observed over five days in various ways, from decorating with lights, praying at the temple and feasts with loved ones. Much of that is different this year.
Hindus have had to get creative to celebrate Diwali this year. COVID-19 has derailed the holiday that is all about families coming together.