By: Joseph Yeh
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]