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6 taboos for Taiwan's Xiaoman festival, including not showing navel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (May 21) is Xiaoman (小滿), the second summer solar term in the lunisolar calendar, and like other Taiwanese festivals it has its own unique set of taboos. In a ...

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. ...

Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military

Since the Myanmar military brutally put down the mass protests that began following the February 1 coup last year, flash mobs have repeatedly gathered in major cities such as Yangon and Mandalay to pr...

Top 6 Taiwanese don'ts on Dongzhi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Today (Dec. 21) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice based on the lunisolar calendar, and like other Taiwanese festivals there are a number o...

One shot at a time: Albania battles the vaccine skeptics

SUKTH, Albania (AP) — There's hardly any home in Albania's Sukth distict where Ndricim Rahi and Anila Shameti have not injected someone with vaccines or given them other medical treatments during thei...

Review: Horror movie ‘Antlers’ is too dull and dreary

There’s nothing quite like a decaying industrial town in the middle of a chilly, grey-skied fall to set an immediately gloomy mood in a film. Not that Scott Cooper’s “ Antlers ” needs any help in that...

9 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Ghost Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ghost Festival in Taiwan is on Sunday (Aug. 22), a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival falls halfw...

8 dos and don'ts for Qixi Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Qixi Festival (七夕節), or Lunar Valentine's Day, is on Saturday (Aug. 14) in many parts of East Asia, and like other festivals in Taiwan, there are traditions that must ...

Top 10 taboos to steer clear of during Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The gates of hell opened Sunday (Aug. 8), marking the start of Ghost Month (鬼月), and numerology expert Tang Chen-wei (湯鎮瑋) from the Human Thesaurus Media Group has listed ...

Lilies at Taiwan CDC: Condolences or curses?

On June 1, four bouquets of white lilies mysteriously appeared in front of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Taipei. Tourists and even many expats living in Taiwan will completely mis...

Photo of the Day: Spooky God of Wealth statues seen in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City government on Wednesday (May 5) tore down two statues of a Taoist deity after many motorists complained they were too "scary." The Jinshan...

Taipei park visitors horrified by plants in pants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials have removed potted plants wrapped in pants from a Taipei park after a public uproar over what visitors mistook for a crime scene or supernatural occurrence. ...

Taiwanese group wages underwear campaign for Myanmar protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese group is calling for the donation of women’s bras to be used as a weapon against the military crackdown on civilians in Myanmar. Seeing Taiwan Girls, ...

Superstition keeps Kashmir's tribal women from accessing birth control

Rukaiya Jan, a woman from the Gujjar tribal community in Kashmir, was married at 15 years old, a common practice among Kashmir's nomadic herders. Now 35 years old, Jan has six children. The birt...

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...