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    2019 Penghu Cross-sea Marathon 2019-11-03

    In order to promote “vacation running & traveling culture”, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications plans to organize Taiwan’s first “Cross-Sea & Island-Hopping Penghu Marathon.” The race forsakes the conventional circular course (from A to A), and both marathon and half marathon courses are measured and certified by the AIMS. The course runs through Xiyu (the West Islet), the Penghu Great Bridge, Baisha (Penghu’s 3rd biggest island), Zhongtun (Penghu’s 11th biggest island), and the Penghu Island. The planning of the course accentuates the features and values of Penghu (the Gaillardia Island) marathon. We invite marathon runners at home and around the world to participate in this island-hopping celebration and challenge the non-repeated special course. Join the special Penghu marathon and run with us against the headwinds!

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    2019 Christmasland in New Taipei City Nov. 2019 - Jan. 2020

    Christmasland is a “realm of merry Christmas” in the urban setting of Xinban Special District, asprawling playground intended for people of all ages, and also an effort toenhance New Taipei City’s global profile. By connecting attractions throughoutthe neighborhood (The Lin Family Mansion & Garden, 435 Art Zone, HuangshiMarket, Fuzhong Shopping District, Nanya Night Market, etc.) to Xinban SpecialDistrict’s emerging shopping facilities, Christmasland bolsters tourism in bothNew Taipei City and Northern Taiwan as it transforms the entire Banqiao area intoa spectacular winter getaway destination complete with culinary, entertainment,and shopping amenities. To mark the period betweenChristmas and Chinese New Year, the most festive time of the year in Taiwan,Christmasland incorporates elaboratevenue and event planning efforts to touch visitors’ hearts with a sense of joy.It is a gorgeously illuminated, happiness-evokingenclave that creates a fairy tale-like experience out of the country’s tallestChristmas trees, fun-packed rides, and a series of regular events from countyfairs, large concerts, and markets selling handmade goods to carnival parades.Designed with all demographic groups in mind, Christmasland is a trueembodiment of the gleeful, festive atmosphere.

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    2019 Kaohsiung Lion Dance 2019-11-16~2019-11-17

    During Emperor Qianlong’s reign in the Qing dynasty, Guangji Temple was the center of belief forneighboring villages, and the villagersformed the Song-JiangBattle Array for the Temple’s fair and festival.A dancing lion always performsa dance before the Song-Jiang Formation sets off. Given that the lion dance art and imposing power of the Song-Jiang Formations from the villages of the Qianzhenarea always outmatch those from other areas, it has eventually won the fame of “the Best Lion Dance”.As entertainmentduring the spare time of busy farm work, farmers used to use the bamboo dustpan as the lion’s head whenperforming the lion dance, forming a unique lion dance culture. In 1935, the “Si Shi Jia ” (Lion Dance Festival) was officially named after the former name of theShijia region (now combined under the Qianzhen District) . Centering on Guangji Temple, Qianzhen District has been driving the “One SpecialtyPer District” campaign in accordance with the City Government’s policy. The 2004 and 2005 “Lion Dance Championship” was hosted by Guangji Temple.

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    2019 Taiwan Open of Surfing 2019-11-23~2019-12-07

    "Sports Tourism" has long been considered the world’s fastest-growing market in the tourism industry. Through active participation in sports, or engaging in leisure or watching sport activities, or visiting famous attractions, among others, the fashionable field is developed to create combination results of sport and tourism, which brings economic benefits of sport-related tourism that major cities and countries are prompting and organizing sporting events to attract the global tourist crowds. Taitung is a unique place in terms of "waves,"regardless of size or shape, which could be said to be blessed, and furthermore, the northeast monsoon blowing autumn and winter contributes to the wave potentials in Donghe and Jinzun area, and therefore Taitung is certified as the latest international surfing competition venues in Asia by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), becoming one of the latest and the best surfing venues following Malaysia, Bali, Thailand, and the only venue for international surfing tournaments in Taiwan, which provides an opportunity for the international players to further understanding of the beautiful east coast of Taiwan. Taiwan Open of Surfing, in addition to integrating with the ASC, is putting efforts toward joining The Associations of Surfing Professional, ASP, a world-renowned surfing organization, to drive the domestic surfers to work together to demonstrate its ability to connect with the international sport tourism. And, the Surfing is also active in offering public education, training local talents in the emerging industry, surfing performances, surfing experience, Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP), long board walking, kite surfing, and other peripheral activities to promote the tourism theme of winter sports to attract the participation of the public.

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    2019 Chiayi city lnternational Band Festival 2019-12-15~2020-01-01

    Since 1993, the opening of Chiayi City International Band Festival attracted only five teams to participate in the event. After the crowning of "international" title in December 1997, it stated to organize the Asia Band Festival in 2000. Chiayi City has transferred itself from a southern town into a band music city, and the band festival is the longest surviving activity in the Formosa Arts Festivals carried out by various counties and cities. Over the years, the Festival has invited performing teams from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and other countries to attend in the events. Through diverse event planning, the Festival has created one after another band music feasts and succeeded in narrowing the distance between people and the band music, so that the band music can be blended into people’s life, making Chiayi City a "Cultural City, the Capital of Band Music" by shaping urban culture with band music, marketing the characteristics of the city, and promoting international exchanges.

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    2019 Taipei—Marathon 2019-12-15

    The annual grand running event—the Taipei Marathon. This long-standing run, with a distance of about 42.195km, not only gets grander every year, the number of participants constantly hits new heights, having already broken the mark of 100,000 energetic runners. Not only do Taiwanese runners enthusiastically respond to the call, the non-running Taiwanese public are also enthusiasts, and every year a large contingent of foreign athletes cross the waters to take up the challenge as well. The race has become an urban marathon that has attracted international attention. This great marathon carnival not only fosters a healthy atmosphere for the entire population, it also symbolizes the enthusiastic vitality and glamor of Taipei City! It’s a hot destination not to be missed at year’s end when you pay a visit to Xinyi District. Give yourself a challenge and don’t waste any time in joining the ranks of the runners!

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    2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration 2019-12-31~2020-01-01

    What makes the Taipei New Year’s Eve Celebration special is that it is different from the fireworks and performances put on by Sydney Australia, the second city to celebrate New Year’ Eve, and also different from the countdown and lowering of the ball in Times Square in New York City. At Taipei’s 101 building when the countdown enters the final stage, the building itself lights up floor by floor from the bottom up for the New Year’s countdown, making Taipei 101 the biggest New Year’s Eve countdown clock in the world. After the countdown is over, fireworks are immediately set off, a star-studded group gathers on the spot to accompany a variety of activities and special ceremonies, and a special, exciting, out-of-the-ordinary Taipei New Year’s Eve celebration is on display! Although taking place in the winter with its low temperatures and frequent bursts of cold air, Taipei New Year’s Eve celebration attracts more people the later in the evening it gets. Even if a cold snap hits, there is no drop in the enthusiasm of those welcoming in the new year. The Taipei city government, that runs the event, has made the concept of turning Taipei city into “New Year City,” the creative axis of the event. Since the staging of Taiwan’s first-ever grand New Year’s event in 1995, it won an enthusiastic response among young people and had the media competing with each other to report it, and this later spread throughout the entire country with similar celebrations being held everywhere. On the day of the event, the Taipei city government will invite popular entertainers and famous pop singers to perform at the celebrations on the square in front of the government offices. At the same time, this glamorous New Year’s Eve celebration puts Taipei squarely on the global stage, winning international applause and becoming one of the most famous international and Taiwanese New Year’s events.

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