【Taiwan Immigrants’ Global News Network】Edited by Raymond Rodriguez
The three major festivals for the Chinese in Taiwan and around the world are the Spring Festival (春節), the Dragon Boat Festival (端午節), and the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節). It is the time of year for everyone to gather with family and friends. The Mid-Autumn Festival will be on September 21, and the New Immigrants Training and Development Information Website (新住民培力發展資訊網) organized the "Mid-Autumn Full Moon Reunion" (中秋月圓人團圓) event, inviting new immigrants to share the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations of Taiwan and their home countries.
The New Immigrants Training and Development Information Website is a webpage funded by the New Immigrant Development Fund of the Ministry of the Interior (內政部新住民發展基金), which brings news information for new immigrants in Taiwan. The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated all over Asia, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, and by overseas Chinese in Malaysia. Festival customs in various places have their own characteristics. In Taiwan, it is the local custom to reunite with family members and enjoy barbecue, moon cakes and grapefruits while admiring the full moon. In Southeast Asia, such as in Vietnam, the holiday is their children’s festival.
The poster of the "Mid-Autumn Full Moon Reunion" event of the New Immigrants Development Information Website. (Photo/taken from the New Immigrant Development Information Website)
From now until September 21, for those who join the official Line account (ID: @ifitw) of the "New Immigrant Training and Development Information Website” and share Taiwan’s and the different countries’ ways of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival or local customs and culture with a picture and a 100-character picture description, can participate in a lucky draw. Winners will receive a "Spicy Queen Sauce Gift Box" (麻辣女王醬禮盒) made by new immigrants. Detailed activities and the list of future winners can be found on the "New Immigrants Training and Development Information Website".