This is our ninth Chinese New Year in Taiwan. Last year was the Horse’s year to speed off and accomplish things. This year, the goat reminds us to appreciate what we’ve accomplished.
2012 and 2013 were not kind to the Kellenberger or the Marshall families, but we have had plenty of love and support from family and friends to help us through. The last six weeks have been especially difficult for us, but I’m glad to be putting 2013 behind us. We’re looking forward to a positive and successful 2014. Happy New Year to my dear friends and family all over the world!
The Lunar New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, luring thousands of friends and families to participate in games and watch Lion and Dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations and other fun events. We witnessed no less than three lion dances in various areas throughout the Lunar New Year in Kota Kinabalu.
A celebration filled with color, energy, food, and history, Chinese New Year in Beijing hosts a number of fascinating local events to make your journey truly unique and unforgettable. MSW offers you an essential travel guide to some of the best attractions, activities and restaurants in Beijing during Chinese New Year.
It’s 5am and I can’t sleep. Jet-lag has been wreaking havoc with both of us. We’ve made plans to go for dinner twice and have ended up back in bed at the strangest hours. Despite our odd nocturnal tendancies of late, we’re both pleased to be back home and together again. John and I only […]
Learn about my two weeks in Beijing with Beijing TV while we filmed the Arts in Our Lands competition for China’s 2004 Spring Festival television marathon.
Three New Year’s celebrations are a lot to handle in a few short months. In addition to our New Year’s festivities in January and our mountain retreat vacation over Chinese New Year in Taiwan, we were also able to add another New Year’s celebration to our ever-expanding repertoire this year. Over the weekend, we celebrated […]
Chinese New Year decorations are everywhere these days and everyone seems to be hurrying home with paper decorations. Red and gold are the primary colors for Chinese New Year with the lucky color red symbolizing happiness and vitality. Gold symbolizes wealth and good fortune. These decorations are hung on doors and in windows to usher […]
Lunar New Year is coming and the flurry of activity and excitement in Taiwan that precedes the biggest Asian holiday of the year is staggering. This year, the New Year falls on February 18th. Lunar New Year is always on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar. The holiday is also referred […]
We were heading home on the bike the other day and were crossing a bridge, when I noticed some extremely bright lights on the far bank. For us to even notice a bunch of extra lights in the neon world of Taipei is pretty rare, so we figured we’d better see what all the fuss […]