Taiwan’s Annual Show of Lights
Every year, beginning the 15th day of the lunar new year, Taiwan, China, as well as other countries with Chinese populations, celebrate Lantern Festival. A more than 2,200-year-old tradition beginning in the Han Dynasty, Lantern Festival is said to be a celebration of the first full moon of the lunar new year.… Read more
“What are the major stereotypes people have about Taiwan and to what extent are they true?” This is a question I recently answered on Quora that I thought would be worth sharing here on the blog.
There are several major stereotypes about Taiwan that I’ve encountered, so I’ll list the top 5 and explain the extent to which each one is true.… Read more
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Updated February 2017
The Part of Taiwan Lantern Festival that Many People Don’t Know About
February 11, 2017 marks the first day of Lantern Festival, the 15th day after Chinese New Year, based on the lunar calendar. It also marks the day of a very unique and dangerous festival that I have personally participated in, the Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival.… Read more