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15 taboos to dodge during Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (Feb. 24) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of Lunar New Year festivities and the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. It is ...

6 Taiwanese taboos to heed on 5th day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fifth day of the Lunar New Year falls on Wednesday (Feb. 14) and coincides with the birthday of the God of Wealth (財神). Many traditions followed on this day are ass...

12 Taiwanese taboos to heed on Lunar New Year's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the Lunar New Year rapidly approaching, a Taiwanese numerologist has suggested 12 traditional taboos to avoid to ensure a prosperous and fortunate Year of the Dragon....

8 Taiwanese taboos to avoid on Lichun, 1st day of spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sunday (Feb. 4) is Lichun (立春), which is considered the beginning of spring on the lunisolar calendar, and numerology expert Hsiao Meng (小孟) has listed eight taboos tradit...

South Korea: Condoms prompt anger at Winter Youth Olympics

Organizers of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics have come under pressure from a South Korean parents association following reports they had provided condoms to the participants, who are aged betw...

Vietnam Menstrual Cups Market Scaling Heights Anticipating Skyrocketing Market Size in the Future

According to the latest report by Report Ocean, titled this “Vietnam Menstrual Cups Market” Report gives evaluation and insights primarily based on authentic consultations with necessary gamers such a...

14 Taiwanese do's and don'ts for Dongzhi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friday (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice based on the lunisolar calendar. Like other Taiwanese festivals, there are numerous tab...

Vietnam Disposable Feminine Hygiene Products Market Research in the Digital Age Strategies for Success

The recent analysis by Report Ocean on the “Vietnam Disposable Feminine Hygiene Products Market”  Report 2023 revolves around various aspects of the market, including characteristics, size and growth,...

6 taboos to evade on Lidong in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wednesday (Nov. 8) is Lidong (立冬), the first day of winter on the lunisolar calendar, and numerology expert Hsiao Meng (小孟) has listed six taboos traditionally observed by...

Dressing evil for Halloween unfortunate for 7 types of people in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese numerologist recommends that seven types of people avoid dressing up as the dead or evil spirits on Halloween to avoid bad luck. Although Halloween is not a...

6 taboos to avoid on Senior's Day in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Double Ninth Festival, also known as Senior’s Day, takes place on Monday (Oct. 23), with traditions to follow to ensure the best fortune during harvest season. ...

10 taboos to avoid on Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four major holidays celebrated in Taiwan, with particular customs and traditions that are followed as the event takes place this Frid...

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...

Ukraine's Zelenskiy moves to replace wartime defense minister

KYIV, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday he had decided to replace his defence minister, setting the stage for the biggest shake-up of Ukraine's defence esta...

A safe space for Pakistani artists tackling taboo topics

Historically, art in Pakistan has found unique ways to comment on social issues and push boundaries. However, much like in other countries, the art market is heavily curated and often the domain of th...