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9 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Ghost Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ghost Festival in Taiwan is on Sunday (Aug. 22), a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival falls halfw...

Evacuation request ignored at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano continued to spew columns of ash thousands of feet (meters) into the air Thursday, but residents of hamlets on the volcano’s slopes have largely ignore...

Hualien Amis traditions reflect cultural diversity in Taiwan during Ghost Month

HUALIEN (Taiwan News) -- Demonstrating clear cultural differences, Taiwan's native people celebrate their joyful Harvest Festival while most of the country engages in the somewhat frightening Ghos...

Yilan international children’s folk festival kick offs in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today ) -- The Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival is set to commence July 6 at Dongshan River Water Park in northeastern Taiwan, offering visitors an ec...

Exhibition showcasing Mazu pilgrimages and Taiwan's temples opens in London

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An international exhibition showcasing pilgrimages to the sea goddess Mazu (媽祖) and Taiwan's temples has opened in London, capping off a four-country international tou...

Upcoming Events in Taipei for Feb. 24 through March 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year holidays have passed us all by, and another year of working for the weekend has now begun. But just because its the Year of the Dog, there's still n...

Three new intangible cultural assets announced in Northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Miaoli County Government Bureau of Culture and Tourism approved applications for three new intangible cultural properties, as reported by the CNA. The first of the ...