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Date(s) - 10/02/2021 - 16/02/2021
The Lunar New Year is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it is hugely celebrated. For 2021, it is the year of the ox.
This public holiday is also known as Chinese New Year, and it’s one of the major holidays in Taiwan as each day is off for schools and most businesses.
This year will provide Taiwan with 7 days of a national holiday, which includes Lunar New Year’s Eve, from February 10 to February 16. (The 10th being off due to the government’s decision to reduce the traffic congestion in Taiwan. The 11th is Lunar New Year’s Eve and the 12th is the official Lunar New Year’s Day).
Every family traditionally makes a thorough cleansing of their house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. Families will gather on the New Years Eve for an annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors will be decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition on Chinese New Year is giving money in red paper envelopes.
Look out for the colorful temple parades and captivating performances that may happen across the city on this day!
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