Wanggong Fireworks Festival opens with prayers, music

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/18
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) A two-day festival celebrating traditional culture and pop music opened 201507180010t0002in Wanggong in Changhua County on Saturday, starting with a religious ceremony that prayed for good fortune for the country.

The ceremony held near Fuhaigong Temple was attended by Changhua County Magistrate Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷), who lauded Wanggong’s sunset over the sea and local cuisine as reasons to visit the area.

Now in its 11th year, the annual Wanggong Fireworks Festival features a fireworks display, a live concert, numerous cultural performances and local delicacies, according to the county government.

Positioned as one of the country’s largest three music festivals — along with the Kenting Music Festival in Pingtung and the Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival in New Taipei — the Wanggong festival blends tradition and modernity, according to organizers.     [FULL  STORY]

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