Monday, January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year Part 1

Chinese New Year has just begun. It is one of the most important holidays for the Taiwanese. They celebrate the western new year, but traditionally their new year starts at a different date. They get about 1 week off of work, while students will get the month off of school. The day before New Years Eve they will clean their houses, throwing away old furnature, etc.

This week I am busy almost everyday going to different people's houses or places. The first day Jake and I went to a married students house. She brought us to her husband's parent's house. We enjoyed an intersting meal with the family.
We ate many strange foods. We had shark and also ate black chicken. After eating we played some games with the younger kids. Traditionally the uncle will give a red envolope to the nephews which contains a little bit of money. Jake and I recieved such an evnolope from the father-in-law.

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