The event featured dance, music, riddle solving, and tangyuan making
By: Wen Lee, Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Lantern Festival just around the corner, the National Immigration Agency held an event at Wanhua New Immigrants’ Hall in Taipei on Sunday to mark the end of the Lunar New Year of the Pig.
The event, which featured music, dancing, solving riddles, and making tangyuan (湯圓), saw the participation of more than 150 new immigrants spanning two generations.
Celebrations kicked off with a performance by VIT Dance Group (泰友印越舞蹈社), with dancers dressed in traditional Indonesian garments flowing across the stage to the tune of “Tian Mi Mi” (甜蜜蜜)—a classic of the late Taiwanese diva Teresa Teng.
The event reached a climax with participants engaging in a riddle-guessing activity to win prizes. Younger, second-generation immigrants learned how to make pig-shaped tangyuan, or yuanxiao (元宵)—a fun, thematic take on the traditional Chinese dessert made of glutinous rice flour and customarily eaten during Lantern Festival.