People offer food and vegetables to their ancestors during the Ghost Month. Incense and paper money are also burned and offered to wandering ghosts so nobody goes poor in the afterlife. From the 1st day of the seventh lunar month to the 29th day of that month, everyone prays for safety and trouble-free month from the spirits. Temples all over the island hosts prayers and ceremonies for this purpose. The height of these activities peak on the 15th, on Chungyuan Festival. The Keelung Chungyuan Festival, Chiang-gu in Toucheng, Yilan and Hengchun, Pingtung are all important folk ceremonies for this period.
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The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major Chinese holidays. The traditions and customs almost all point back to memorializing the ancient poet Qu Yuan from ancient Chu state. This holiday hence is also called "Poet Day" in some places. The most popular customs on this day are dragon boat racing and eating rice dumplings. It is said that when Qu Yuan cast himself into the river people were search for him by rowing the boat up and down the river. This gradually evolved into dragon boat racing in modern times.
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Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival. It is the celebration of the coming of spring. A new year for sowing and harvesting. The Spring Festival has always been the most important holiday in Chinese culture. The festivities starts from the last month of the lunar new year. With roots deep in the agriculture past of the Chinese society, this holiday is celebrated with songs and dances to welcome the new year and give thanks to the gods for the past year's blessing.
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Producers from Discovery shows visited the Taiwan Lantern Festival in 2007 and based on the comments from the show, Taiwan Lantern Festival has elevated into a world class event and one that is highly recommendable. It was considered one of the "Best Festivals of the World". The Discovery Channel brought in camera crews to record and made an 1 hour program to showcase this amazing lantern festival to the whole world.Details
Taipei New Year's Eve Countdown Party held at the civic square every year on December 31st has become an event that everyone in the city looks forward to. The countdown party kicks off with planned events ranging from performances to famous pop and rock starts bringing down the crowd. The event is also coordinated with Taipei 101 so the unique countdown event and festivities are truly one of a kind. Other than the nonstop stage activities, Taipei City starts its celebration in December with series of activities and decorations, attracting tourists from all over to enjoy New Year holiday spirit in Taipei.Details