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Taiwan News Weekly Roundup – February 23

The top stories this week on Taiwan News included: Foreign couple wins NT$2 million in Taiwan lottery, Senator questions US State Dept. over Taiwan flag's disappearance from website, 2018 Pingxi S...

2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei to take place on Lantern Festival Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—New Taipei City Government has announced that it will hold public sky lantern flying events for this year’s Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival on two occasions-- Lantern Fest...

Pingxi sky lanterns to be launched for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time, the town of Pingxi will release its famous sky lanterns, traditionally launched to celebrate the Lunar New Year, as part of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations...

10 best souvenirs to bring back from Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Answering the age-old question of what souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan, travel website TheRealTravelers has created a top 10 list of the best mementos to take home after a ...

Beehive Fireworks Festival attracts large crowds to southern Taiwan’s Yanshui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The town of Yanshui in southern Taiwan’s Tainan City was packed with revelers and believers on the nights of Feb. 10 to Feb. 11 as the Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival se...

Authority advises visitors to Taiwan’s 'Beehive Fireworks' festival to wrap themselves up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The fire authority of Tainan, a coastal city in southwestern Taiwan, on Tuesday urged tourists who plan to come to experience the notoriously dangerous “beehive fireworks&r...

10 places to celebrate Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While the official Lantern Festival (元宵節, Yuan Xiao Jie) falls on February 11—the first full moon and 15th day of the lunar year, marking the end of New Year celebrations...

Light up your Life at this year’s Taiwan Lantern and Pingxi Sky Lantern Festivals!

Taiwan (Taiwan News) -- Lantern Festivals are actually one of Taiwan's tourism highlights and happens to be on the bucket list for many international travelers around the globe. A festival that is...

Visit Shifen and other villages along Pingxi Rail Line

Shifen on the historic single-track Pingxi Branch Rail Line is the place to go for visitors who wish to combine making wishes by flying sky lanterns with visiting the most scenic waterfall in Taiwan. ...

Yanshuei Beehive Fireworks Festival kicks off two-day bombardment tour

The annual Yanshuei Beehive Fireworks Festival opened fireworks and launched the war god’s palanquin at the Yanshui Martial Temple on Sunday morning to start a two-day tour of receiving firecracker bo...

Three mayors to jointly fly a 16-foot lantern at Shifen on Feb. 22

New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-jer and Keelung Mayor LinYu-chang will jointly fly a 16-foot sky lantern in the final organized activities of the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival at the...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival to kick off Feb. 11

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Pingxi's annual sky lantern festival will kick off on Feb. 11 this year with the launch of an eight-foot-tall main lantern full of fingerprints and blessings, organizers said. ...

Making Pingxi sky lantern festival green and sustainable

The annual Pingxi Lantern Festival has always been the highlight of Lunar New Year’s activities in New Taipei City. It was even praised by CNN and National Geographic magazine as one of the "must-go" ...

New Taipei adds international flavor to century-old harbor cleansing festival

The century-old Yehliu Cleansing of the Harbor Festival, a three-day event to kick off Feb. 20 (Jan. 13 in the lunar calendar), will have an international flavor this year as more foreigners have regi...