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Taiwan Festivals and Events


Paper Cutting
Paper cutting is one of the most popular folk arts in Taiwan. Properly framed or simply pasted onto windows, the gaily decorative cutouts are widely used at festivals. A variety of patterns and the simple equipment needed to complete the paper cutting can be found at some night markets and art supply shops.


Birthday of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy
Taiwan, March, 2000
Birthday of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy is one of the most popular Buddhist deities in Taiwan, celebrated in major temples throughout Taiwan. Known for her compassion and love for people, she is one of Taiwan's patron protective deities.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year
Taiwan, January, 2000
Traditionally called the Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year remains the biggest celebration of the year in Taiwan. This festival is observed in various stages for a full month from the 16th day of the 12th month, offices and shops are generally close for only a week around the New Year's Day.

The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival
Taiwan, February, 2000
This festival, which falls on the first full moon of the Lunar New Year , marks the end of the Spring Festival. Celebrants appear at night in the streets, parks and temples of Taiwan carrying colorful lanterns with auspicious phrases inscribed on them in elegant calligraphy. This traditional is supposed to insure against evil and illness in the coming year.Major temples are excellent places to observe this festival in full color and pageantry.


Youth Day
Taiwan, 29th March, 2000
Is a day of tremendous important to the people of China as a time when the young are reminded of the heroic accomplishments and sacrifices of the nation's martyrs and when all citizens take a moment to think and reflect on the past.

Tomb Sweeping Festival

Tomb Sweeping Festival
Taiwan, 4th or 5th April, 2000
Tomb Sweeping festival is a time for families to visit the resting places of their ancestors to pay their respects, clean thier graves or place fresh flowers. Offerings of sacrificial paper money are dutifully burned in the belief that the smoke will carry the essence of the money to their ancestors in the spirit world. This festival is both a traditional Chinese festival and a national holiday in Taiwan.



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