By: Yeh Tzu-kang and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) This year’s Taiwan Lantern Festival, to be held in Yunlin County’s Huwei and Beigang townships from Feb. 7-19, will showcase the cultures of new immigrants as well as traditional Taiwanese glove puppetry which originated in this southern Taiwan county, according to the organizers on Monday.
Hosting the festival for the first time in its 28-year history, the county will display 3,000 lanterns in the two areas which cover more than 50 hectares — the largest number of lamps and display area ever, county government officials said.
The main area will be in Huwei’s Yunlin Agriculture Expo Park, where there will be a trial run on Feb. 8, lasting until Feb. 10, before the official launch on Feb. 11. Lanterns will be turned on at the Beigang site on Feb. 7. [FULL STORY]