By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, July 18 (CNA) A two-day festival celebrating traditional culture and pop music opened in 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]