Give New Year’s Greetings in Kaohsiung!
In 2021, the year of Xin Chou, the Chinese zodiac is Ox. In February, when the Year of the Rat turns the Year of the Ox, are you expecting the ever-surprising city Kaohsiung to bring you more New Year gifts?
Historic sites and historical buildings in Kaohsiung have been revitalized and attracted many history lovers and KOLs to visit for the historical stories and the nostalgic atmosphere. During the Spring Festival, British Consulate at Takao, Fongyi Academy, Xiaoyao Villa, Butokuden (Wude Hall), Cishan Station, Taiwan Pineapple Museum, Hongmaogang, Kaohsiung Museum of History and The Center of Old Fongshan City History will launch paper-cutting, spring couplets silk printing DIY, and New Year greeting card DIY, traditional toys and other activities, as well as rare traditional cultural experiences such as enclosing rope and fishing nets. The Pier-2 Art Center, the art development base in South Taiwan, will also organize a unique night market during the New Year, bringing together a variety of original handmade brands, New Year’s creative products.
The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts will hold a fortune telling event during the lunar New Year. The auspicious poems drawn from the collection of works will provide the participant some advice in the new year. In addition, there are woodcut cow prints, door papercut DIY, dance, and music performances, making the museum no longer just a museum. People who go to the Love River can visit the Kaohsiung Film Archive for a New Year movie featuring people or events in Kaohsiung. You can also try your luck by drawing fireball cards and shaking the dice cup to earn prizes. You may also take the light rail through the liveliest New Bay Area in Asia, get off and visit the Kaohsiung Main Public Library. There will be book fairs on the Year of the Ox, storytelling and other activities, allowing you to have a diverse reading experience. Of course, we would not celebrate the new year without giving out red envelopes. As long as you visit nine cultural venues including the Kaohsiung Museum of History during the Lunar New Year, you will get an exclusive card with one Taiwanese dollar, which symbolizes a brand-new start!
February is the beginning of spring, the first solar term, and the starting point of a traditional new year. We welcome everyone to visit warm Kaohsiung to experience the cultural and artistic atmosphere of the Lunar New Year. We wish you all the best in relationship, health, well-being, career and wealth!