Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival to kick off Feb. 11

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/09
By: Y.F. Low

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Pingxi’s annual sky lantern festival will kick off on Feb. 271243511 this year with the launch of an eight-foot-tall main lantern full of fingerprints and blessings, organizers said.

During the festival, activities will be held on three days — Feb. 11, 14 and 22.

This year, fingerprints are being used as a decorative element on the sky lanterns because everyone’s fingerprints are unique, symbolizing the special nature of every wish written on the lanterns, New Taipei’s Tourism and Travel Department said.

On the first day of the festival, which will take place on the fourth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, a main lantern decorated with children’s fingerprints will be released into the night sky from Jing Tong Elementary School.     [FULL  STORY]

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