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12 taboos to beware of during Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (Feb. 15) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of Lunar New Year festivities as well as the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. ...

Taiwan News' essential guide to Lunar New Year food

If you didn’t already know, by this stage in the Lunar New Year festivities, you have probably realized that everything revolves around food. Families sit together and eat, gather in the kitc...

8 Popular Lunar New Year traditions in Taiwan

Lunar New Year is nearly upon us and that means that people from across Taiwan will be celebrating the imminent arrival of the Year of the Tiger. If you are new to Taiwan, you might be wondering ho...

Taiwan bans food on public transport, limits religious activities during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rapid expansion of local COVID-19 infections, the government announced Saturday (Jan. 22) it was banning eating on public transportation and limiting religious even...

12 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friday (Feb. 26) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year festivities, as well as the first full moon of the new year. It...

Tsai sends Lunar New Year’s blessings based on puns from Taiwan fruits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Feb. 15) issued Lunar New Year's blessings derived from puns based on tropical fruits produced in Taiwan. On Tues...

Buzzkill: Taiwanese reporter tells foreigners not to celebrate LNR unless invited

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Right in the midst of the Lunar New Year Holiday, a BuzzFeed reporter with ties to Taiwan was a real buzzkill when she posted a Tweet saying only those from countries which obs...

79-year-old philanthropist hosts LNY feast for the homeless in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Lunar New Year's Eve, families will be gathering from far and wide to tuck into a sumptuous reunion dinner—although this humble tradition is often not enjoyed by e...

5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion di...

Ghoulish gaffe: Philippine mall hangs ghost money for Lunar New Year decoration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Philippine mall has issued an apology after a photo surfaced of joss paper (金紙) being used for Lunar New Year decorations for a bazaar inside its grounds. On Lunar New Ye...

Here's how Chinese welcomed the Year of the Dog around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival (春節) in Chinese, is the time when the world witnesses the largest migration on Earth when millions of Chinese travel around the ...

How much money to include in red envelopes this Lunar New Year?

Taipei (Taiwan News) – Giving red envelopes (hongbao, 紅包) during the Lunar New Year is a science, one has to tread cautiously not to be considered rude in giving too little or too brash in givin...

5 taboos for daughters on 2nd day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There are many superstitions associated with Lunar New Year and a Taiwanese numerology expert has listed five traditional taboos adult daughters must observe today (初二), the se...

Taiwanese astrologer gives predictions for Year of the Dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with Apple Daily, Taiwanese astrologer Chan Wei-chung (詹惟中) predicts that the coming Year of the Dog in the lunisolar calendar will see more shotgun weddings, r...