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2017 Taiwan and Taipei Lantern Festivals to kick off next week


· 每日跟讀單元 Daily English

The 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival will be held in Yunlin County’s Huwei and Beigang townships between Feb. 7 and 19. Hosting the festival for the first time, the county will display about 3,000 lanterns in the two areas, which cover more than 50 hectares — the largest number ever in terms of lamps and area.


This year’s festival is titled “Ji Ming Yun Yang,” meaning “Auspicious Call that Rises into the Clouds,” a name that echoes the lunar Year of the Rooster. To make it easier for visitors to reach the sites, the Yunlin County Government has arranged seven shuttle bus services for connections to the High Speed Rail station, railway stations, bus stations and traffic hubs.


The 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival will be moved from Taipei Expo Park to the city’s West Area. The main lantern will be set in front of Red House in Ximending, and will feature a relatively modern design.


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