Chinese New Year is the most important festival celebrated by the ethnic Chinese and is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month, and ends on the 15th day of the first month, which is the Lantern Festival.
The Lantern Festival is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the first lunar month to mark the grand finale of the Chinese New Year celebrations. It is also the very first full moon day of the New Year, symbolizing the coming of the spring.
Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month to commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan. It is one of the three major celebrated festivals in Taiwan, together with Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival.
Qixi Festival falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunar calendar, celebrating the tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd. It is the Chinese Valentine’s Day, which is one of the most celebrated Taiwan festivals among couples.
Also known as Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in observance of the bountiful autumn harvest with the moon forming a round shape that symbolizes family reunion.
Taiwan National Day is also called Double Tenth Day as it is on the 10th of October. It is to commemorate the 1911 Wuchang Uprising, a milestone of China’s politics development and a new chapter in the history of the Chinese which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty.