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Taiwan's Apple Sidra resurrected after 6-month ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Oceanic Beverages, the maker of the popular beverage Apple Sidra on Monday (Dec. 18) announced that it had received the green light to resume sales after a six-month ban d...

10 taboos to avoid on final day of Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thursday (Sept. 14) is the last day of Ghost Month (鬼月), the seventh month of the lunar calendar, a time when Good Brothers (好兄弟) return to the underworld and the gates of...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan trolls PLA 'evil spirits'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday (Aug. 31) posted a meme on social media that mocked Chinese military aircraft that intrude into Taiwan's air defe...

Taiwan car sales reach 18-year high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s car sales were the highest in 18 years for the period from January to August, despite a dip last month due to traditional customs, reports said Friday (Sept...

18 taboos to heed during Taiwan's Ghost Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節) in Taiwan is on Wednesday (Aug. 30), a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost F...

Environmentally friendly alternatives to burning 'ghost money'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yunlin County's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is encouraging residents to seek environmentally friendly alternatives to burning "ghost money"...

7 customs to observe on Lunar Valentine's Day in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year, Lunar Valentine's Day, otherwise known as the Qixi Festival (七夕), occurs on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, which is Tuesday (Aug. 22). In an...

Taipei Zoo hosts public memorial service for its deceased animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Every year around Ghost Month, the Taipei Zoo holds a memorial event for zoo animals that have passed away while under the zoo's care. This year, the zoo has decide...

8 actions to avoid during Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At 11 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 16), the gates of the underworld officially open as Ghost Month begins, running throughout the seventh month of the Lunar Calendar. This y...

Council assistants in south Taiwan form union to improve pay frozen for 23 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Forty-seven assistants working for Kaohsiung City's council members and township representatives have vowed to fight for a pay raise that they say has been frozen for ...

'Heavenly' paper-mache PX Mart spotted in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a paper version of a PX Mart designed to provide convenience to ancestors in the afterlife has gone viral. During traditional festivals, religious ceremonies...

Death's head hawkmoth appears at Taiwan funeral parlor in Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A greater death's head hawkmoth appeared on a wall outside the autopsy room of the Chiayi City Funeral Service and Cemetery three days in a row during Ghost Month, cau...

5 taboos to dodge on Qixi Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Qixi Festival (七夕節), or Lunar Valentine's Day, is on Thursday (Aug. 4) in many parts of East Asia, and like other festivals in Taiwan, there are traditions that must b...

Places to see in Poland

Taiwanese-Polish business and cultural ties have never been stronger, and Taiwan Trade Center's location in a prestigious area of Warsaw proves as much. I’ve prepared a list of places for...

13 unlucky taboos to evade during Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The gates of hell will open this year on Friday (July 29), marking the start of Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月), and folk custom expert Yang Teng-kei (楊登嵙) has listed 13 tab...