The video was filmed in 2020
【Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】Translated by CHI CHIA I
The “2022 Taipei Lunar New Year Festival” will last until January 30. This year, the theme is “Wish, Enjoy, New Year's Eve” which delivers the messages of missing relatives and loved ones.
In this episode of the “New Immigrants in Taiwan” column, a Canadian YouTuber Kelsi May (凱西莓) who got married in Taiwan, shares her experiences of visiting the Chinese New Year Street Bazaar in Dihua Street and Dadaocheng while donning cheongsam.
Kelsi May tried sweets bought at Dihua Street and Dadaocheng. (Photo / Authorized & Provided by Kelsi May)
At the festival full of Chinese New Year vibes, Kelsi saw a variety of Lanterns displayed on the streets. She then entered stores selling dried goods and bought some sweets and snacks.
Unboxing the sweets they have purchased, Kelsi saw a special one with 4 Chinese characters - Zhao Cai Jin Bao (招財進寶) on a golden & shoe-shaped ingot. “I thought these 4 Chinese characters makes 1 Chinese word when I just came to Taiwan,” she said with a laugh.
Through the journey, she could have a deeper understanding of local cultures in Taiwan with explanations from his husband.
The “2022 Taipei Lunar New Year Festival” will last until January 30. (Photo / Provided by Taipei City Government)
The Chinese New Year Street Bazaar this year adopts collaboration with infomercial and e-commerce companies, which is crucial. The ease of watching TV/monitor, selecting items with a flick of your finger, and paying with a third-party payment method is an excellent way to give holiday gifts to oneself, friends, or loved ones.
As the pandemic is still going strong worldwide, many activities have combined online and offline modes. These types of arrangements are expected to persist in the future.