Photo of the Day: Pilgrimage procession in Penghu

2017 Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival kicks off today

2017 Penghu International Firework Festival (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Men carry a sedan chair and dance to electronic music during the opening ceremony of the Penghu International Fireworks Festival. The pilgrimage procession accompanied by electronic music has become a flourishing religious activity in Penghu County (澎湖縣) over the last 10 years. 

The 2017 Penghu International Firework Festival (2017澎湖國際海上花火節) begins on April 20 and will continue through June 22, featuring 22 fireworks displays, 16 of which will be launched from the sea at the Magong City (馬公市) bay in Penghu. Besides the firework displays, numerous renowned artists and local performance groups will also take turns performing on stage, according to Penghu County Government.

The fireworks displays will take place two or three nights a week. For more information, please visit the Penghu Fireworks Festival website.