Taipei cancels firefly season due to COVID-19

Focus Taiiwan
Date: 04/13/2020
By: William Yen

Fireflies in Taipei / Image courtesy of Taipei City government

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) The annual firefly season in Taipei and its many events have been canceled because of restrictions imposed to combat the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic, the city's Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) said Monday.

This year's activities, which originally included firefly tour guides, concerts, and celebrations for Earth Day, held every April 22 to promote environmental protection, have all been canceled as part of social distancing measures, the PSLO said in a statement.

The firefly season was originally slated to be held from April 13 to May 3 at various parks across the city, the PSLO said.

Even though the event and its activities have been canceled, people can still visit Taipei's Daan Forest Park, Muzha Park, and Rongxing Park to see fireflies, PSLO Director Chen Jung-hsing (陳榮興) said.

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