The habit of having dumplings on departure and noodles on return is something I had never noticed, a banal, Chinese tradition that makes up a small piece of the fabric of my household. But the truth is: traditions in any family don't always come as loud or as shiny as costumed dragon dances on the New Year. They're not always tied back to a specific culture, or a reason for being.
This month, we want writing and art about the traditions and quirks, big and small, that you practice within your family. Send this to us by July 15th.