5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

Newly-arrived residents take note on how to celebrate Taiwan-style

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/04
By: Li Wan-yu, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

An ethnic Chinese man lights incense sticks during celebrations of the Lunar New Year at the Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Ethnic Chinese in the world’s most populous Muslim country are celebrating the Year of the Rooster. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion dinner.

Aside from being a time to feast and reunite with one’s family, Lunar New Year necessitates participation in many traditional customs and rituals, which includes setting off firecrackers, buying lottery tickets and playing Mahjong into the early hours.

Here are a few suggestions on how newly-arrived residents can ensure they have a happy and unforgettable Lunar New Year experience.    [FULL  STORY]

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