A view from the Mandarin Language Center.
Question: What country has two New Years in one year?
Ok, they're probably not the only country, but it's interesting that in Taiwan, both the Western Calendar New Year and the Asian Lunar New Year are celebrated. The lunar one is a much bigger deal. Most people get about a week off I've been told, and everyone goes home to visit their family. The solar one is not as big a deal, but we are going to have this Monday and Tuesday off from classes. I've been told a lot of places also have fireworks and parties and stuff. Hey, why not, right? Any excuse for a celebration.