This festival is held in different cities of Taiwan every year. This year, the Taiwan Lantern Festival kick starts on 11th February 2017 and ends on 19th February 2017.
Did you know?
- The Lantern Festival is an ancient Chinese tradition that dates back more than 2,000-years that closes out the Lunar New Year season.
- Initially, it started as a religious observance, but later fireworks and riddle-guessing contests also became a part of these celebrations to make the occasion a gala affair.
- The lantern, a source of light, is a traditional symbol of the lengthening days of spring.
- The festival is also called the Little New Year.
Recently, the Discovery Channel recommended the Taiwan Lantern Festival as one of the best holiday celebration events.