Staff writer, with CNAThis year’s Taiwan Lantern Festival is to be the biggest in the nation’s history, featuring more than 3,000 lanterns at a venue covering about 50 hectares, Yunlin County Commissioner Lee Chin-yung (李進勇) said on Tuesday. “In addition to showcasing a dazzling array of lanterns, the festival is to stage performances for nine consecutive days,” Lee said. Visitors will be able to explore the festival with handheld lanterns and enjoy cultural displays and fantastic scenes created by thousands of gigantic lanterns,” Lee said. The lantern festival is to be held at two sites. The festival at the Huwei site runs from Feb. 11 through Feb. 19, while the one in Beigang runs from Feb. 7 through Feb. 19.
Source:   Taipei Times
January 11, 2017 16:01 UTC