Lunar New Year in Taiwan. Happy Year of the Ox! As people in Taiwan rejoice at being with their loved ones, I’m grateful to be here in my safe island bubble. But I wish I was planning my trip home this summer.
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.
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 […]
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 […]