Mid-Autumn Festival barbecues could become history

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 25, 2018
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The Taipei City Government is mulling enforcing a ban on barbecuing at riverside parks

Taipei residents picnic and barbecue at one of the city’s designated riverside park barbecue sites on Sunday night.  Photo: CNA

and other public sites, but would not do so until it has held more discussions on the issue or conducted an online poll.

While barbecuing has become a tradition for the Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan in recent years, city regulations ban barbecuing in city parks or on public lawns.

The city government has issued notices about designated barbecue sites in riverside parks ahead of the holiday for more than a decade, but did not do so this year.

Instead it only posted a notice on Thursday on the Hydraulic Engineering Office’s Frequently Asked Questions Web site, which stated that barbecuing would be allowed in 19 areas, including seven that are open for barbecues year-round and 12 areas where it would be allowed over the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday weekend.    [FULL  STORY]

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