Happy New Year everyone! It has been half a year since we had last sent out a newsletter. I apologize for losing touch, but we do hope to bring this back (new year resolutions that will stick). First, to wrap up 2019, TaiwaneseAmerican.org put together an awesome list of 19 Things That Happened in Taiwan & … Continue reading Taiwan 101 for Taiwan Elections + Year of the Rat!
As we all know, food is pivotal in Asia, so no celebration is complete without them. Many foods consumed for Lunar New Year are symbolic of a concept or value. Whether for its homophonics or looks, each food you put in your mouth during this festival most likely means more than just a tasty bite. … Continue reading 11 Foods You Must Eat During Lunar New Year
New Year's Eve is one of the biggest part of Lunar New Year. Despite all the old traditions that are lost, most of the traditions of New Year's Eve are still around. Check out more traditions here Spring Cleaning This is the THE designated day to clean out the house. Every table top, shelf top, … Continue reading Day before Lunar New Year is the busiest time of the year
Red envelopes. New Years eve dinner. Dumplings. Red. Lion Dancing. Why do we do these things during Lunar New Year? What other traditions are there? Lunar New Years is more than just money in red envelopes or meeting distant relatives during an annual dinner. Just like how much of the Christian faith has to … Continue reading Live through the traditions of Lunar New Year in Taiwan
走春 (zou3 chun) - to go out during Lunar New Year to gather luck Check out more traditions here This year, Taiwanese American Professionals - New York Chapter (TAP-NY) reached out to us for a collaboration to bring Taiwan Lunar New Year traditions to their members. We decided to create a small postcard, which shows … Continue reading Gather Luck by Walking Lunar New Year Landmarks in Taipei