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2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taoyuan

2016/2/10
Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taoyuan photo by Leon
Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taoyuan photo by Leon
The Lantern Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Taiwan. Held annually on the 15th day of the first lunar month, and traditionally ends the Chinese New Year period, the Lantern Festival is the event that marks the grand finale of the Lunar New Year season. In 2016 it falls on February 22.

Taiwan Lantern Festival celebration event is now entering its 24th year. This year, the annual event will be held at THSR Taoyuan Station Area from February 22 to March 6. Each year, the festival follows a theme based on the Chinese zodiac animals for the year. The 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival will celebrate the Year of Monkey under the theme "Golden Monkey Offering Peaches." The main lantern for the festival will be a 26-meter-high main lantern modeled after the Monkey King from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West” complemented by a diverse display of lantern art including festive lanterns that reflect the different culture and customs of cities and local villages from all over Taiwan, the creative work of ordinary individuals brought in through the cooperation of local schools, secondary theme lanterns, the Blessing Lantern Area, and the Joyous Lantern Area.

Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taoyuan photo by Leon
Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taoyuan photo by Leon
There will be many astonishing lantern area planned by The Taoyuan City Government. The "Smart Technology Lantern Area" will bring light and shadow together where the "Fairytale Kingdom Lantern Area" highlighting local tourism factory attractions and the 500-plus-meter long "Taoyuan Story Lantern Corridor." There will also be a "Diverse Exchange Lantern Area," a friendly city exchange display joined by the renowned Lamigo baseball team and fusing elements from the diverse ethnic groups in Taoyuan, while the "New Peach Blossom Spring Lantern Area" presenting a spectacular show of landscape art at scenic Qingtang Park.

Discovery Channel once recommended Taiwan Lantern Festival as one of the best holiday celebration events. Also, there are many Lantern Festival celebrations around Taiwan be named as one of the must-go festivals by travel guide or travel news. The Lantern Festival is not only a time when you can admire lanterns, but to experience the local Taiwan way to celebrate an important meaningful festival. Make sure you don't miss the 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taoyuan!


Visit 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival for more Lantern Festival information.
Chinese New Year Taiwan Travel Info:https://www.travelking.com.tw/eng/tourguide/chinesenewyear/
Last minute Hotel Booking for Chinese New Year:https://www.hotel.com.tw/en/taiwanhotel/lastminute/

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