CNY holidays start from Jan 27th to Feb 1st, and 2017 is the year of rooster in chinese lunar calendar. During this time, there’re going to be many different kind of chinese traditional activities around Taiwan. If you happened to be in Taiwan these days, here are tips for you to be more like locals to enojoy Chinese New Year holiday!
1.Year-end Clean Up
Before Chinese New Year, Taiwanese will spend days for year-end clean up. It means we get rid off all the bad luck during the past year and welcome a fresh new year.
2.New Year’s Shopping
If you’re in Taiwan, do not miss markets for new year’s shopping in Dadaocheng! Not just food, but also candies and new year decoration. For foreigners, they are the perfect places for you to enjoy CNY atmosphere!
Taiwanese are crazy about gambling at CNY. Pokers, dice, and mahjong are the most common choices. Some people may even wear red underpants to hope for winning more money!
4.Worship Gods and Ancestors
The first day of CNY, most families will go to temples to pray for good in the upcoming year. Temples are full of people all the time, and this can probably be the busiest time for gods!
5.Enjoy Traffic Jam Everywhere
You’ll find people everywhere around Taiwan during CNY holiday. Most Taiwanese go outdoors for vacation or visiting relatives, and highways are always filled with cars. Don’t be impatient for this, it’s another way to experience and make you more like a local!