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  • Taiwans Festivals & cultural performances Done By : Benjamin Kai Ling James Muzakir Izzati
  • Taiwans Festivals
    • According to my groups deduction Taiwan has 7 Major festivals. (Hope that my group is right)
    • They are:
    • Chinese New Year
    • Lantern Festival
    • Tomb Sweeping Day
    • Dragon Boat Festival
    • Ghost Festival
    • Mid-Autumn Festival
    • Double Ninth Day
  • Chinese New Year (February 5)
  • Chinese New Year
    • The Chinese or Lunar New Year is the longest and most important festival in Taiwan
    • During this time, the usual custom would include purchasing new clothes, cleaning the house,offering sacrifices to the gods, and giving friends and relatives "red envelopes" (ang pau) containing "lucky money."
    • You'll hear firecrackers throughout the night on New Year's Eve and on the following days.
  • Lantern Festival (February 19)
  • Lantern Festival
    • The Lantern Festival came about when the people of ancient China first believed that celestial spirits could be seen flying about in the light of the first full moon of the new lunar year.
    • Their search using torches evolved into the current celebrations of colorful lanterns at temples and parks.
    • Children of the past were given lanterns to carry on the school day of the New Year to symbolize the hope of a bright future for the child.
  • Tomb Sweeping Day (April 5)
    • Mummy Im scare
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  • Tomb Sweeping Day
    • Since ancient times, a day has been designated for sweeping the tombs and honoring the ancestors.
    • Ancestor worship is usually performed on the first few days prior to or following Ching Ming
  • Dragon Boat Festival (June 6) + =
  • Dragon Boat Festival
    • Boat races during the Dragon Boat Festival is to commemorate the rescue attempt of Chu Yuan, a patriotic poet, who drowned on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in 277BC
    • When the attempt to rescue him failed, the people had to throw bamboo stuffed with cooked rice into the water so that the fish would eat the rice and not his body
    • From that, it evolves to the present day custom of eating tzungtzu, a kind of rice dumplings filled with ham or bean paste and wrapped in bamboo leaves.
  • Ghost Festival (August 14)
  • Ghost Festival
    • It was said that on the first day of the seventh lunar month, known as Ghost Month, the gates of Hell would open wide and the spirits are allowed a month of feasting and revelry in the world of the living.
    • To ensure that the ghosts enjoy a pleasant vacation, lavish sacrifices are set out, sacrifices paper money is burned, and Taiwanese operas are performed
  • Mid-Autumn Festival (September 12)
    • Mooncake my favourite YUMMY
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
    • Autumn Moon Festival falls in the middle of the eighth lunar Chinese month when the moon is supposed to be at its fullest. With a ripe, round moon considered a symbol of happiness, the national holiday is also a time for family reunions.
  • Double Ninth Day (October 6)
  • Double Ninth Day
    • It is no wonder why the Double Ninth Day was named thus as it falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month.
    • On that day, activities such as hill climbing, drinking chrysanthemum wine, hanging dogwood sprays
    • The Taiwanese have also enriched their holiday with kite flying, an up and coming custom.
  • Taiwans Cultural performances
    • The culture of Taiwan is a blend of Confucianist Han Chinese, Japanese, European, American, global, local, and Taiwanese aborigines culture
    • Which are often perceived in both traditional and modern understandings
    • The common socio-political experience in Taiwan gradually developed into a sense of Taiwanese cultural identity and a feeling of Taiwanese cultural awareness
  • Lets watch a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mNgfVJAWjs
  • More Video
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_sCGKA8io
  • Hope that all of you had learn something THANK YOU