Taiwan Lantern Festival officially opens in Yunlin

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/11
By: Yeh Tzu-kang, Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) The 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival officially opened in Yunlin County on Saturday in what organizers called an event designed to highlight “distinctive Taiwanese flavor and local features.”

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Premier Lin Chuan (林全) and Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung (李進勇)lit the central theme lantern, a 23-meter high phoenix, to the delight of tens of thousands of visitors.

The president said she was happy to see that despite the recent cold weather people were still keen to attend the festival.    [FULL  STORY]

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