Chinese New Year

Many Taiwanese  families have their New Year reunion dinner at a restaurant nowadays. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

New Year Reunion Dinner in Taiwan

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (chūn jié 春節), is the most important festival for Taiwanese people, and the Lunar New Year’s Eve dinner is the most essential part of the festival. Commonly…

The 2020 Dihua Street New Year Shopping Fair in Taipei. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

2020 Lunar New Year Bazaars in Taiwan

Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is the grandest festival in Taiwan. Shopping in the run-up to the Lunar New Year’s Eve is, therefore, something indispensable for almost every household.

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

2019 Is the Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! A 15-day festival with performances will be held in the Melbourne business center. The Chinese New Year falls on February 5 this year,…

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New Year Reunion Dinner in Taiwan

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (chūn jié 春節), is the most important festival for Taiwanese people, and the Lunar New Year’s Eve…

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2020 Lunar New Year Bazaars in Taiwan

Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is the grandest festival in Taiwan. Shopping in the run-up to the Lunar New Year’s Eve is,…

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Chinese Recipe: Water Chestnut Cake

Water chestnut cake is a recipe from China prepared in households during the Chinese New Year. The cake is cut into pieces and pan-fried when served during dim sum; therefore,…

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2019 Is the Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! A 15-day festival with performances will be held in the Melbourne business center.…

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The Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese New Year is more than just one day. It is a set of festivities, which, put together, have the purpose of seeing out the old and welcoming the new.

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Auspicious Symbols for the Chinese New Year

Auspicious patterns or symbols are important components of Chinese traditional culture. From ancient times, it has been common for Chinese families to fill their homes with auspicious symbols during Chinese…

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Happy Year of the Dog!

The Chinese years are all marked by animals. February 16 is the start of another Chinese New Year — the Year of the Dog. It is a cycle of 12 years…

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Chinese New Year: What You Need to Know

Unlike the New Year celebration’s date most of us in North or South America, Europe, or Australia are used to, Chinese New Year is never on the same date.

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Traditions for Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is coming on February 16. This year, we will welcome the Year of the Dog. The 11th animal in the Chinese zodiac, the dog usually represents loyalty,…

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Live Sweet and Prosper

An inextricable part of the lantern-lit magic that surrounds Chinese New Year celebrations is its rich symbolism, rooted in millennia-long traditions and the wisdom of an ancient culture. Some of…

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Chinese New Year Rituals

Like many traditional Chinese festivities, Chinese New Year is rich in customs and rituals. Among the different Chinese dialect groups, there are many similar and different rituals for Chinese New…