Taiwan Lantern festival is the annual event hosted by Ministry of transportation and communication in Taiwan.
The festival hosts important activities like lighting the Lantern and firecracker ceremony in Wumiao temple in Yanshui district. Firecracker ceremony in Yanshui district was initially held in order to fend off the evil spirits and diseases from the town. The lanterns are beautifully decorated with the images and wishes of the owner.
There is the theme of main lantern and small lantern during the fest, where Main Lanterns usually correlate to the zodiac signs. These zodiac signs are about 10 meter tall, and each one of them has their own music theme.
On the other hand, small lantern displays the image of historical figures or images about the particular year’s theme.
Date: February last week onwards