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A Very Taiwanese New Year
Hannah is from Toledo, OH and is participating in the NSLI-Y Chinese Academic Year 2018-2019 program in Taiwan. I was fortunate enough to spend the 2019 Chinese New Year in Taiwan with my host family. While Chinese New Years is celebrated by about 1.4 billion people, I had no idea what to expect from the 23-day celebration. Through news reports on the celebration and lectures at school I came to expect that Chinese New Year would involve three key details: 1.) The color red 2.) A dancing dragon 3.) Firecrackers (and a lot of them!) As the celebration neared, I […]