Discover The Lanterns Festival Ta´wan

Generally known as the "Little New Year", the Lanterns Festival takes place yearly as from the 15th day of the first lunar month, which is usually the end of February or early March depending on the year. Every evening for a fortnight, Taiwanese families march in procession holding lanterns of different shapes and sizes, designed from the zodiacal sign of the year. A thrilling and unmissable show, especially in the temples. You should treat yourself to a particularly exciting view of the processions from the summit of the Democracy Memorial (ex Chiang Kai-Shek memorial) at Taipei.

  • Taiwanese traditions, The Lanterns Festival, Arts and culture, Taiwan
    Taiwanese traditions

    Taiwan shares a similar history and culture to China.

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  • Taiwanese art, The Lanterns Festival, Arts and culture, Taiwan
    Taiwanese art

    You can admire the treasures of antique China in the country's numerous museums, but the star attraction can be found in Taipei's National Palace Museum.

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  • Calligraphy, The Lanterns Festival, Arts and culture, Taiwan
    Calligraphy

    The greatest masterpieces of calligraphy produced by the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties are displayed at Taipei's National Palace Museum.

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  • Martial arts, The Lanterns Festival, Arts and culture, Taiwan
    Martial arts

    Martial arts are very popular and you will find large numbers of Taiwanese people practising Tai Chi in the parks in the morning.

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  • Painting, The Lanterns Festival, Arts and culture, Taiwan
    Painting

    Taoism is directly linked to the deep meaning of the art of painting and is practised crouching down.

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  • Taiwanese medicine, The Lanterns Festival, Arts and culture, Taiwan
    Taiwanese medicine

    Plants form the base of Taiwanese medicine.

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