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AIT observes Ghost Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an unusual gesture to show respect for local Taiwanese culture, the U.S. de facto embassy on Wednesday (Sept. 2) posted photos of its staff observing Ghost Festival (鬼節...

10 taboos to duck during Ghost Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wednesday (Sept. 2) is the Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節) in Taiwan, a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Fest...

12 Ghost Month taboos to watch out for in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The gates of hell opened on Wednesday (Aug. 19), marking the start of Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月), and folk custom expert Yang Teng-kei (楊登嵙) has listed 12 taboos observ...

Taiwan government guarantees ample supply of essential goods, commodities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan sought to assure the public of an adequate supply of essential goods amid supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The coun...

Taiwan temple’s floating lanterns are now environmentally friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To mark Ghost Festival, a century-old temple in eastern Taiwan has organized an environmentally-friendly lantern floating event. Xietian Temple (協天宮), Yuli Township, Hu...

Minxiong Ghost House ranked No.1 scariest haunted house in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival, the spookiest day of Ghost Month in Taiwan, and the creepiest place to visit on this day would be the Minxiong Ghost House (民雄鬼屋), which ...

14 Tips for observing Ghost Festival day in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival in Taiwan, a time when many Taiwanese provide offerings and prayers to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節...

Taiwan President Tsai to visit Keelung Ghost Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will visit the Keelung Ghost Festival and a number of tourist sites in Keelung City on Wednesday (Aug. 14), UDN reports. The Mayor of K...

Hell money spotted in claw machine during Ghost Month spooks Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Ghost Month is well underway in Taiwan, a photo of claw machine game stuff with joss paper (金紙) has many superstitious Taiwanese netizens spooked as many fear it could lead ...

10 terrifying taboos to dodge during Taiwan's Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月), observed in the 7th month of the lunar calendar, is once again here, this year running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 29, and Taiwan News has created a list...

Top 5 Taiwanese taboos to avoid on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and though many consider it a festive ti...

Group in Keelung, Taiwan fosters pride in city’s distinct history, culture

KEELUNG (Taiwan Today) -- In August 2014, a group of young cultural preservation enthusiasts launched a campaign to spruce up a long-abandoned mansion overlooking Keelung City on Taiwan’s northe...

Photo of the Day: Eerie Ghost Festival night in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American-Canadian marketing manager took this photo of eerily clear air over the Taipei skyline on Aug. 25, the night of Ghost Festival. The photographer, 29-year-old Ad...

Taiwan's cabinet holds meeting on how to stabilize vegetable prices

The Cabinet held a meeting on Monday to discuss how to stabilize vegetable prices following serious flooding in southern Taiwan as a result of the torrential rainfall last week. Executive Yuan depu...

Haunting images of Keelung Ghost Festival

KEELUNG (Taiwan News) -- Friday night (Aug. 24) saw the climax of the Keelung Ghost Festival, including a parade with brightly lit floats and a spectacular burning of water lanterns in Badouzi Harbor ...