Taitung to host 36-minute National Day fireworks extravaganza

The 2017 National Day fireworks will be held in Taitung for the first time with several intriguing activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 2017 Taiwan's National Day fireworks display will take place for the first time in Taitung County, featuring a spectacular 36-minute-long fireworks show and hot air balloon night glow event.

The 2017 National Day Fireworks event is expected to light up at Taitung Forest Park (台東森林公園) starting from 19:00 and run until 19:36 on October 10. The Taitung County Government, which will be hosting the National Day activities this year will bring joy, warmth, and amusement to locals as well as foreigners who participate in the event.

According to the head of Taitung County, Huang Chien-ting (黃健庭), starting from October 6 through October 11, several interesting activities to celebrate the Double Ten Holiday will be held, including hot air balloon rides and fireworks shows. Visitors can enjoy events that feature unique characteristics of Taitung including an indigenous dance competition, handicrafts, live picnic music, and bike tours.

Last year, Taitung was heavily impacted by Typhoon Nepartak. For this reason, the National Day Preparatory Committee decided to hold the Fireworks Celebration of National Day in this beautiful eastern county of Taiwan as a way to support the local people.

Visit the website to find more information about the event, schedules of activities and transportation to Taitung.