Yanshuei Fireworks Festival (Beehive Rockets Festival)

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲

Photo:林仲哲
Photo:林仲哲
Photo:林仲哲
Photo:林仲哲
Photo:林仲哲
Yanshuei Fireworks Festival, also known as the Beehive Rockets Festival. The festival is held once a year in the Yanshuei Township, Tainan County 15 days after Chinese New Year, and be even specifically it is on the second day of Chinese Lantern Festival.

The Fireworks Festival originated from a cholera epidemic that broke out in the village of Yanshui in 1875 and lasted for more than twenty years. In order to drive out the evil spirit that had brought the Cholera to the village, the villagers light on the fireworks to cast the evil spirit away. Later the Yanshuei Fireworks Festival symbolized driving out the bad luck to keep the good luck and start a new year.

The town people arranged the rocket forts by thousands of bottle rockets, and its appearance looks like beehives where the name of Beehive Rockets Festival from.
Each time, it attracts more than ten thousands visitors wearing well protected gear such as helmets, thick clothing, ear plugs, and mask to watch the spectacular display, and celebrate a new start for a year.

service facilities:

Organizers:
Tainan City Government, Tainan Yanshui Wu Miao Temple
Tel. Number:
+886-6-652-1264, +886-6- 652-3388

Directions:

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Xinying Interchange → County Hwy 172 → Xinyi Rd. → Wenwu St. → Wumiao Rd.

Near Attractions

Yanshui Wu Temple

Yanshui Wu Temple