Thousands turn out for Lantern Festival test

The China Post
Date: February 8, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

A test lighting for the Taiwan Lantern Festival drew out a crowd of thousands in Yunlin

This photo shows one of the supporting lanterns As Fish Jumps over the Dragon’s Gate featured at this year’s Taiwan Lantern Festival in Yunlin County. The festival officially kicks off on Feb. 11 and runs until Feb. 19. (CNA)

County on Tuesday.

In preparation for the annual festival, hosted this year in Yunlin County, the local government put its lantern lights through a power test for the first time on Monday.

Organizers have scheduled three full days of trial runs before the official lighting on Friday.

This year, the Lantern Festival is showcasing a variety of lanterns that fuse traditional art with modern technology in an eco-friendly way, in the two lantern areas of Huwei (虎尾) and Beigang (北港).    [FULL  STORY]

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