By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The 2016 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will kick off on Feb. 11 at
Jingtong Elementary School, followed by festivities on Feb. 14 at Pingxi Junior High School and on Feb. 22 at Shifen Sky Lantern Square.
The second leg of festivities at Pingxi Junior High School, which falls on the night of Valentine’s Day, will culminate with the setting off of a special giant lantern bearing a thousand couples’ finger prints.
New Taipei City’s Tourism and Travel Department has selected several romantic places to collect the finger prints, including the lantern-style Tourist Police Station at Jingtong, Jing Tong Railway Story House, Shihfen Railway Gallery, TRA Houtong Station, Starry Paradise in Keelung City, and TRA Hexing Station in Hsinchu County. [FULL STORY]