World-renowned Taiwan Lantern Festival opens next week

The China Post
Date: February 5, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival will run from Feb. 11-19 in the southern county of

Yunlin County Magistrate Lee Chin-yung, second row fourth from left, tourism officials and children pose with rooster lanterns at a press conference promoting the upcoming Taiwan Lantern Festival. (Photo courtesy of the Tourism Bureau)

Yunlin along with a variety of celebrative events around the island.

Organizers said they hoped to grant revelers a memorable and joyful Lantern Festival on the 15th day of first month of the new year.

Once rated by American television channel Discovery as “one of the world’s most celebrated festivals,” the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival will see its main lantern area located at the Agriculture Expo Park near the Yunlin High-speed Railway Station, with other venues spread out around the Beigang Chao-Tian Temple, a famous temple worshiping the goddess Matsu.

Eco-friendly Visual Feast

The theme of this year’s main lantern is decorated with 19,000 colorful high-performance LED lights, giving visitors an eco-friendly and brilliant visual feast.    [FULL  STORY]

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