Happy New Year From Taiwan
Happy New Year! 快樂中國新年 All of the people of Taiwan join together in welcoming the New Year—-It is now, “The Year of the Goat.” Throughout the Asian world, there are wishes of prosperity and long life. The Chinese , the world over, have said goodbye to the Year of the Horse, and hello to the Year of the Goat. This is the Year of the Yang, an inclusive distinction that includes both the sheep and the goat. Chinese culture has an inclusive spirit and stresses harmony. The Chinese have no issues about whether it is the Year of the Sheep or the Year of the Goat. They simply say, Happy New Year!
In Chinese, the words for the other Zodiac signs are ambivalent also. For example, The Year of the Rat, could be, the Year of the Mouse. Or should it be, the Year of the Rodent and forget the controversy? And what about the Year of the Ox? Could it also be, the Year of the Cow? And then, could it be the Year Of the Rooster or is it, the year of The Chickens? Choices that don’t seem to bother the East at all, but in the West, the controversy goes on.
The most important thing about the day is to remember to wish all you see a happy and prosperous New Year. Happy New Year to all! The colors of gold and red are everywhere, symbols of prosperity, good luck, and long life. This is the start of 15 amazing days of celebration. Homes are filled with tangerines, dates, and oranges! All of them cry out with the message of prosperity and long life. Gone is the Year of the Horse, with all that he offered. Now the humble goat has entered the scene. Happy New Year! 快樂中國新年 It is now, The Year Of The Goat!