Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Taiwan!

“Happy Chinese New Year!” 

新年快乐 / 新年快樂 (Xīnnián kuàilè)

The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is a 15 day long traditional celebration.

A time for new beginnings, and shopping, shopping shopping!

Looking for your favorite foods is a fun and festive experience this time of year.

No matter what culture, candy and the holiday’s go hand in hand.

The stores are filled with many sweets to choose from, each one is certain to bring a smile.

red lanterns

Red lanterns line the streets of Taiwan.  You can hear loud firecrackers and fireworks, as the celebration fills the air with sounds of excitement.

Chinese writing pens

Decorating for good luck and a good future.

The character “Fu”, means good fortune or happiness.

You can take part of the fun and write the words yourself, in the old ancient Chinese tradition, or you can buy decorations already printed.

dumplings

Dumplings represent the reunion of family.

Made with flour and stuffed with different delicious fillings.

Dumplings are also eaten to bring wealth in the coming year.  Their shape resembles the Yuanbao, a kind of money used in ancient times.

Dumplings sweet or spicy are the most popular food eaten on the Eve of the New Year.

oyster omelets

Any day is a good day to eat Taiwan’s famous Oyster omelets!

Chinese decorations

Celebrating the Chinese New Year with the Joy of family and friends, and a sky full of color.

“Happy Chinese New Year!” 

新年快乐 / 新年快樂 (Xīnnián kuàilè)

‘New Year happiness!’

新年好 / 新年好 (Xīnnián hǎo)

过年好 / 過年好 (Guònián hǎo)

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JOHN J GENTRY'S BIO: John J Gentry is a lifelong adventure travel enthusiast and international manager, Philanthropist, and ex-solder. Spent 2011-2015 developing an international team in HsinChu, Taiwan. Early on he spent the better part of the 90’s working with the US Army in Germany, Iraq and Kuwait. For kicks, he studied in Alaska 2008-2010 international history for a greater understanding in his adventure travels. He has had some great experiences, and successes traveling around the world documenting his travels with his family via ExploreTraveler.com

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