This holiday is well known all over Asia; but, nowhere inside the international is it extra recognized than in pingxi, a faraway mountain town an hour’s power from taipei. Following a 2,000-year-antique way of life, nowadays 100,000 to 200,000 lanterns are despatched as much as a moonlight sky. The main hobby throughout the competition is to buy a lantern, write your desires and objectives on it, after which send it into the sky.

During the Lantern Festival, thousands of sky lanterns light over Pingxi District in Taiwan. In Yanshui District, the firecrackers ceremony of the Wumiao Temple is also one of the important activities]. The Tainan Yanshui Fireworks Display (“beehive of fireworks”) was originally celebrated to ward off evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingxi Sky Lanterns were released originally to let others know that the town was safe. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and images relating to the owner. These two events are known together as “Fireworks in the South, Sky Lanterns in the North.”

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