Taiwan Lunar New Year Lanterns
For many people in Asia, the start of the Lunar New Year is what Christmas is to folks in most Western countries. Shops and business shut down for a week so people can go home to spend time with family. Festive decorations abound everywhere you look, and Taiwan is no exception. Here is what things look like on the ground from Bamboo Mountain (Zhushan), Taiwan.
The mayor of Bamboo Mountain (竹山) went all out and had the streets of the town decorated with lanterns painted by local school children.
Lanterns play a special part in new year celebrations. About two weeks after the start of the Lunar New Year there is the Spring Lantern Festival, which traditionally marks the end of new year celebrations. Lanterns of all shapes and sizes in all sorts of themes are displayed for all to see.
Given that this year is the year of the Ox in the Chinese Zodiac, ox themed lanterns abound.
The Lunar New Year brought everyone a well-needed break, but it's now time to get back to work! We're already keeping our eyes open for the upcoming spring tea harvest and we'll bring more news of that when the time comes. Happy Year of the Ox!
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