Jan.31 is the Lunar New Year’s Eve in 2022, and we have 9 consecutive holidays from last weekend. Traditional Lunar New Years were celebrated with fewer choices on our menu, but mainly local ingredients with homemade recepies from older generations. Nowadays, people go out for fun or plan to travel abroad before the Covid-19 outbreak. Sometimes, I wonder if the government amends our public holidays, what would happen? I guess lots of Chinese culture supporters or immigrants will fight against the government with protests and cause traffic congestion for about a week or a month. And I am not joking because we had similar situation after the Chinese campaign lost their election decade ago. Even though Lunar calender was not invented by Chinese, people don’t care now and take it for granted that it is Chinese holiday.
But I hope that I am wrong this time. Because I want to see the change, either from our government or the society. Many countries in the world celebrate the New Year by Gregorian calendar without following the Lunar one. Despite the fact that we don’t mind having long weekend holidays, the government could adjust our vacations according to meaningful events.
Every house has their own cuisines with special taste. Normally, we place the most giant food at the center and surround it by the circle. It doesn’t matter what kind of foods that people eat. For me, I like radish salty cakes with hopes for bringing good luck for the rest of year.
Steak house in Taipei
To tell the truth, sushi are not our traditional foods. But this kind of sushi was created by locals with meat floss, cucumber, crabs and mayonnaise.
Sunny weather in Kaohsiung city
Historical building in Tainan city
Night market’s foods
I really hope that there is Taiwan airlines in the future, not like this one, which is affiliated with China Airlines. It is said that the China Airlines is a state-run company, even Taiwanese vice president visited other countries, they had to choose China Airlines.
Wish everyone has a great Groundhog holiday without any storm, and arrive home safely. God bless you.