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12 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friday (Feb. 26) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year festivities, as well as the first full moon of the new year. It...

Taiwan's Pingtung aims to create 'giant picture book' in festival of light

A total of 20 installations have been lit up along the Wannian Creek in Pingtung City for the annual Pingtung Festival of Lights, according to the local authorities. Despite more than a dozen domes...

Taipei postpones Lantern Festival, cancels Dihua New Year Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an expanding hospital coronavirus cluster, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Jan. 20) announced that the city's lantern festival will be postponed and th...

Belizean culture shines at Taiwan's lantern festivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belize is launching two themed lanterns at the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung and Taipei Lantern Festival, which begin on Saturday (Feb. 8). According to the Centr...

Tainan in SW Taiwan shines with the Yuejin Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Yuejin Lantern Festival in Tainan's Yanshui District opened on Jan. 18 and will continue until Feb. 16, CNA reported. Under the theme of “mirage,&rdq...

2020 Taipei Lantern Festival to light up twin venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's Taipei Lantern Festival, set for Feb. 8-16, will be held at two venues, with one on the western, historic side of the city, and another at the far eastern ...

Over 11 million visitors attend 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since its first day of trial operations on Feb. 15, the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) has attracted over 11 million visitors to southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. ...

Organizer of Taiwan Lantern Festival invited to participate in Copenhagen Light Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the ongoing 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival is receiving rave reviews from media, Taipei Representative Office in Denmark has said that the organizer of this year’s natio...

Photo of the Day: River glows purple during Taoyuan, Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This amazing image of a brightly lit bridge leaving a neon purple reflection on a river in northern Taiwan was taken by an Egyptian photographer during the Taoyuan Lantern Fest...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...

Taiwan Lantern Festival lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) kicks off tonight (Feb. 19) and will last until March. 3 in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. At 7 p.m. tonight Taiwan Preside...

Pingtung County unveils giant lantern ahead of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Pingtung are heating up, as the Pingtung County Government (屏東縣政府) unveiled a 2.7 meter tall lantern to inflate interest f...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival 2018 illuminates night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Crowned “Best Winter Trips” by National Geographic, “14 Festivals to Attend Before You Die” by Fodor’s, and “52 Things To Do” by CNN, ...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival lifts off today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival on the Lunisolarcalendar, the first leg of the 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival (平溪天燈節) is set for liftoff today (March 2) in ...

2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival takes off tomorrow in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival on the Lunisolarcalendar, the first leg of the 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival (平溪天燈節) is set for liftoff tomorrow (March 2) ...