Chinese New Year!


Lunar New Year


In February, a Lunar New Year is coming soon for Chinese people. (It’s from February 11th for this year)


Today, I will introduce you about the Lunar New Year.


Regarding the Lunar New Year, I think of a scene in which a town decorated with red lanterns is set off against the background and bustled with lion dances while setting off firecrackers. What many people think of as Taiwan’s representative tourist attraction is actually the atmosphere of the Lunar New Year.


There are many ways to enjoy the Lunar New Year in Taiwan such as shopping in the shopping district only for the Lunar New Year, setting off firecrackers outside, eating dinner with relatives and playing mahjong on New Year’s Eve, and getting lots of New Year’s money from your best friends.


On New Year’s Eve in Taiwan, a large mausoleum also holds an event called “Yangdukang. “On this day, everyone gather at the mausoleum of God and compete for the first place, and if they put incense sticks into the incense burner first at 11:00, hoping for a good luck throughout the year.


The first day of the year (Lunar New Year’s Day) is Spring Day. It’s the day to go out wearing the same new clothes as in Japan.


The second day of the year (Lunar New Year’s Day2) is the day when I return to my mother’s parents’ house. The most exciting thing about this day is getting the New Year’s money*laughs*. But now my relative’s aunt asks me, “When are you gonna get married?”, yes, I am old enough to be questioned.


In addition, as you all know, we always put up a door-to-door coalition called “Fuku” upside down in the house. It is the Chinese pronunciation of “fuku-toshi” (flipping back the luck) and “fuku-tachi” (fuku-toshi coming).


It seems that there are many people in China who don’t know about “Fukutou.” In the past, when I went to my Chinese friend’s house in Japan, I saw good fortune stuck on the front so I fixed it upside down lol



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