Two-day Tienmu Halloween fest to include parade, parties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/28/2020
By: Joseph Yeh

The event in 2019. CNA file photo

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) Taipei's annual Tianmu Halloween Festival, which usually attracts more than 200,000 attendees, will be held over a two day period with trick-or-treat events and costume parties, according to event organizers.

Currently in its 12th year, the festival which has become one of Taiwan's most popular Halloween events, will kick off on Friday night with a parade featuring thousands of participants wearing costumes and marching behind Tienmu Elementary School Symphony Band, according to the Tianmu Marketplace Development Association.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in front of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store's Tienmu Branch and proceed along Zhongcheng Road before reaching Dayeh Takashimaya Department Store.

On Saturday, a total of 250 stores and businesses in the Tienmu area will place pumpkin lanterns outside their stores to identify themselves as trick-or-treat destinations.    [FULL  STORY]

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