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2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival will be launched on 1st February in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 28 January 2022 - The streets and night skies of Kaohsiung will be bathed in light as the city stages the 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival, with this year's event draw...

2022 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival to kick off Feb. 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place on Feb. 12 and Feb. 15, which will see hundreds of flying lanterns dotting the night skies. The traditional folk cu...

Taiwan’s Tainan to give away new condos in shopping festival lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the value of transactions registered in the Tainan Shopping Festival surpasses NT$8.4 billion (US$303 million), Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) revealed details of the...

Taiwan considers fate of Lantern Festival amid COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing the threat of rapidly expanding COVID-19 clusters, the Lantern Festival might be changed to an online event only or see the number of visitors restricted, the Minis...

Taiwan Lantern Festival Returns to Kaohsiung, City of Light, in 2022

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 20 January 2022 - Kaohsiung is once again, two decades later, hosting Taiwan Lantern Festival. Unprecedented, it will be a dual-venue event taking place at Love Ri...

Free shuttle bus for visitors to light festival in southern Taiwan county

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung County Government will provide free shuttle bus services for visitors to the three Pingtung Festival of Lights venues during the festival period from Jan. 21 ...

Taiwan national bird takes center stage at 2022 lantern fest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival will for the first time feature “duel lantern themes” – a national bird of Taiwan and a light theater in the harbor city...

Taiwan could raise epidemic alert after GSAT or Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Omicron cases continue to increase, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Tuesday (Jan. 18) said he cannot rule out a Level 3 alert, and ...

A list of some of the deadliest fires in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city's history. ...

Chinese director Zhang Yimou to oversee opening ceremony of 2022 Winter Olympics

Internationally acclaimed Chinese film director Zhang Yimou will oversee the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, state media said on Friday. The Oscar-nominated directo...

Filmmaker Zhang Yimou returns for Olympics opening ceremony

BEIJING (AP) — Renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou is promising a simpler opening ceremony for next month's Beijing Winter Games with a bold and unprecedented way of lighting the Olympic flame. ...

2022 Taipei Lunar New Year Festival to kick off Jan. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Lunar New Year (LNY) Festival has returned but will come with a few adjustments to reflect the “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fes...

‘Door of time’ erected at pier in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A grand “door of time” has appeared at Pier 13 at the mouth of Love River in Kaohsiung as part of the 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival. Located on the bank of L...

Two light festivals make nights in Taiwan’s Tainan more scenic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two light festivals taking place in Tainan City’s Longci and Yanshuei districts are making nights in the city more scenic until Feb. 28 next year. Tainan’s ...

2021 Taipei Lantern Festival opens after 10-month delay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Lantern Festival had its opening ceremony and concert at the Wanhua Station Plaza on Friday (Dec. 17), featuring Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who lit the main light, ...