Chinese New Year’s Eve in Taiwan – February 4, 2019
Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For 2019, it is the year of the pig.
Chinese New Year 2019 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 5th to 9th. The Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan.
The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.
Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.