Tag: Chinese New Year

A Chinese New Year in Chengdu

Granted, I don’t know much about Chinese New Year or Chengdu, but spending a Chinese New Year in Chengdu was anything but an ordinary new year celebration. RTT Staff Writer Michaela Gray tells us what it was like to spend her first Chinese New Year celebration in China.

Lunar New Year In Taiwan

My first Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) in Taiwan has been exciting and confusing to say the least. From being gifted new exotic fruits by my landlord to being handed red envelopes at every bank I pop into, there’s a whirlwind of new customs and traditions I’m being exposed to daily.

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014: Year of the Horse

For the people of China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries, the biggest holiday of the year is Chinese New Year. Think Christmas, but with fireworks. Think Thanksgiving, but with more variety of food. Think the Fourth of July, but with bigger and louder fireworks! It’s a celebration to usher in the coming spring, and it’s all about family time and good food. It is definitely the biggest party of the year. This year, we are celebrating the Year of the Horse.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year in Asia

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is celebrated throughout the world, but has its traditions rooted in both China and Taiwan.