I have just returned from (yet another) trip to Taiwan. This is the
first time I have been there during the Chinese New Year celebrations
and it was nice to witness the celebrations first hand. I spent a week in
Chih Chang in Eastern Taiwan. here are a couple of pictures I took during
Here we see a lion dance being perform. These guys are very agile and their performance was excellent. Given the rainy weather conditions this paused a threat to their safety but they bravely put a show on for us. This dance was performed within the grounds of a temple, here is a picture.
The food is placed before God for the people who have gone to heaven before us. After the celebrations are over, the food is taken home and enjoyed by all the family.
Overall, a very enjoyable experience. Friendly people, colourful and delightful celebrations.