Genuine cultural exchange is one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching students from other cultures. This year, students have about 3 weeks off from school for Chinese New Year, and some of our junior high students recently shared some of their personal traditions for this special holiday.
New Year’s Eve
Similar to New Year’s Eve celebrations in America, Taiwanese families have a great midnight celebration. One student explained, “ the later you stay up on the first day of the year, the longer your parents will live.” Some are fortunate enough to witness the magnificent fireworks display at Taipei 101. Others may enjoy fireworks at home with their families while they reminisce about the past year.
New Year’s Day
After staying up into the early morning hours and eating a large traditional meal, the first day of the new year is one of rest and relaxation for…
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