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COMPASS MAGAZINE > February 2015
Welcoming the Year of the Goat in Taichung: Special Events
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

From Feb. 7 to 17, limited-edition red envelopes will be offered as gifts to museum visitors. On Friday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. there will be various festivities, including dragon and lion dances, fun interactive games, Chinese calligraphy, fortune-telling, wooden chop art, tea ceremonies and a market-style festival. The "Bountiful Blessings and Joy for the Year of the Goat" 30th Exhibition of New Year Prints will also run until March 22.

(04) 2372-3552
2, WuQuan W Rd, Sec 1, West Dist
Hours:Tue-Fri 9 am-5 pm,Sat & Sun 9 am-6 pm (closed Mon)
Museum remains open on Feb 18-19 during the lunar new year

Taiwan Folklore Museum

Taiwan Folklore Museum

This year's Chinese New Year theme focuses on traditional crafts and ancient traditions. On Feb. 19 (lunar new year day), there will be performances, drawings for prizes, and red envelope gifts. On Feb. 20, there will be chess shows, a babies' crawling competition, and a fun traditional "bao bao zhua zhou" activity for one-year-old toddlers, which allows you to find out your baby's future by seeing what your baby chooses from among various items. On Feb. 22, there will be song performances and various shows. March 5 is also Chinese Valentine's Day, so traditional activities will include eating dumplings and rice balls plus guessing lantern riddles for fun. Visit the museum to experience Chinese New Year festivities and traditions, and welcome blessings for the Year of the Goat.

2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival

2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival

This national festival is being held in Taichung this year between Feb. 27 to March 15 at three locations: from Feb. 27 at Fengyuan Miaodong Business District; from Feb. 28 at Taichung Park; and from March 5 at the main Lantern Festival venue at the Wuri High Speed Rail Station's Designated Area. There will be 10 themes for lantern shows with goats being the main lucky symbol, plus various fun public activities for all to enjoy. For a more detailed schedule and event information, check the official event website: http://2015taiwanlantern.net/

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