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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-16-18-02-20-18

    Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 16 to February 20, 2018   

    Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

    Chinese New Year affected many other countries, that is why the holiday is also celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines. New Year Day and a whole week after it is a day off in Taiwan.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-17-18-02-20-18

    Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 16 to February 20, 2018   

    Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

    Chinese New Year affected many other countries, that is why the holiday is also celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines. New Year Day and a whole week after it is a day off in Taiwan.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-18-18-02-20-18

    Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 16 to February 20, 2018   

    Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

    Chinese New Year affected many other countries, that is why the holiday is also celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines. New Year Day and a whole week after it is a day off in Taiwan.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-19-18-02-20-18

    Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 16 to February 20, 2018   

    Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

    Chinese New Year affected many other countries, that is why the holiday is also celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines. New Year Day and a whole week after it is a day off in Taiwan.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-20-18-02-20-18

    Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 16 to February 20, 2018   

    Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

    Chinese New Year affected many other countries, that is why the holiday is also celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines. New Year Day and a whole week after it is a day off in Taiwan.

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  • 228 Memorial Day
    All day
    02-28-18

    228 Memorial Day – February 28   

    Commemorates the February 28 Incident in 1947. On this day, all flags in the nation will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the dead.

    Although it is not a “traditional” holiday, the 228 Incident (sometimes known as the “228 Massacre”) has been a recognized Taiwan national holiday since 1995. The incident started as an anti-government uprising on February 27th, 1947. The KMT (Kuomintang) was the leading party at the time.

    As the anti-government activity appeared to become more volatile, the KMT oppressed the uprising which resulted in 10,000 – 30,000 deaths as well as thousands of missing persons. For more than 50 years, this event was considered an unpatriotic taboo topic for Taiwanese and government officials. It wasn’t until the first democratically elected, and Taiwan born, president, Lee Deng-hui (李登煇) mentioned the incident in a speech to commemorate the day. At this time, the Taiwanese government stated that 2/28 would be a national holiday to remember those who lost their lives.

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