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 Lu...

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...

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 weddin...

As Year of the Rooster dawns, 'phoenix claws' grace the menu

HONG KONG (AP) — Saturday marks the start of the lunar Year of the Rooster and families in China will reunite for festivities, fireworks and food. While tradition calls for feasting on "aus...

5 major temples to ring in the Lunar New Year in Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan says good-bye to the Year of the Monkey and welcomes the Year of the Fire Rooster, residents celebrated with family meals and prayers at temples. While some residents...

China marks Lunar New Year with prayers, incense, fireworks

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese are heading to temples and fairs to wish for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year. Thousands gathered at Beijing's major temples on Saturday, the first day of ...

10 Do's and Don'ts on Lunar New Year's Day

There are a mind bending amount of taboos during the Lunar New Year in Taiwan. The following are 10 rules to follow specifically on Lunar New Year's Day, to maximize your chances of good heal...