Taiwan to Celebrate Lunar New Year with Spectacular Festival
LOS ANGELES, CA - Western adventurists wishing to extend their holiday celebrations through February 2012 are invited to visit the Heart of Asia, Taiwan. Like many Asian countries, Taiwan plans to welcome the Lunar New Year with spectacular festivities full of undiscovered traditions that last for 15 straight days. For this special year - the year of the Dragon - the non-stop fun starts from January 23 to February 19, 2012.
In Taiwan, the island welcomes the Lunar New Year by presenting a hundred years of traditional food in a newfangled way. Traditionally, food plays the leading role in Taiwanese culture because it symbolizes good fortune when served at the right time. Many families will spend days preparing a variety of appropriate foods to serve and pray with at the altar of their gods and ancestors, leading to lavish dinners with even more good fortune foods.
And because Taiwan has evolved into one of the most popular islands for international tourism, local restaurants and 5-star hotels plan to create unique menus for everyone to enjoy during the Lunar New Year.
In addition to food celebrations, the island plans to light up the evening sky with the Lantern Festival held at the historical city of Lukang from February 6 to February 19, 2012.
This historical place, blended with modern elegance, will transform the town into a magical lantern wonderland covering 22.35 hectares featuring a number of amazing indoor/outdoor display zones, and colorful lantern displays, including a magnificent dragon flying high in the sky for visitors and locals to marvel at as they ring in the year of the almighty dragon. Visitors seeing the festival for the first time will definitely leave Taiwan with an amazing image of a delightful holiday celebration.
"The Lunar New Year celebration is the largest carnival in Taiwan," said Trust Lin, Director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Los Angeles Office. "From traditional festivals to modern concerts, Taiwan has a variety of fun-filled activities for travelers wishing to extend their holiday vacation."
For more information on the Lunar New Year celebrations in Taiwan, please visit: www.go2taiwan.net