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    2021 Tern-Watching Tour, Matsu This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    The plentiful marine products of the Matsu Islands not only attract aficionados from all around, but also the sea birds that soar in the sky overhead as they search for the small fish, like anchovies and herring, that constitute their primary diet. Each year these graceful guests fly in and nest on the uninhabited reefs of Matsu. As a result, in May 2000 the Matsu Islands Tern Refuge was established. The refuge comprises Shuangzi Reef in Dongyin Township, the Sanlian Islets, Zhongdao, Tiejian, Baimiao, and Jinyu in Beigan Township, the Liuquan Reef in Nangan Township, and Sheshan in Juguang Township. The protected birds include the Bridled Tern, the Black-napped Tern, the Roseate Tern, the Crested Tern, the Black-tailed Tern, the Reef Egret, and the Fork-tailed Swift. The best time for tern-watching in Matsu is from July to August. Whether it's taking the bird-watching boat and admiring the scenery of Matsu and the islands as they soar up in the air or taking a leisurely walk along the harbor and underground tunnels to enjoy watching the terns from a unique vantage point, both are wonderful excursions not to be missed while visiting Matsu in the summer. In addition to the bird-watching excursions, you can also enjoy Beigan's Mt. Da'ao, Qinbi Village, and a magnificent coast from the water, and along the way get a great view of Matsu's unique local landscape and the military fortifications that date from an earlier time. A series of activities allow visitors to savor the unique military culture of Matsu and at the same time combine a trip rich in ecological education with total relaxation where they can experience firsthand the beauty of the place, enjoy the local culture, the unique "battleground" environment, and the rich ecology.

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    2021 Taiwan International Balloon Festival This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    Big, beautiful, colorful hot air balloons dreamily float through the air as tourists hasten to catch a glimpse of their splendor or ride them through the skies, taking in the beauty of the valley below. The hot air balloon trend has promoted local tourism, and is an attractive, rising new activity of the 21st century. The 2011 Taiwan International Balloon Festival was a new opportunity for aerial activities, and it 2012 it challenged the world record in terms of length of time and scale of event. The event was a success, proving the tourist charm and economic profitability of the balloons, and enhancing Taiwan's diverse tourism environment. Taiwan International Balloon Festival includes flying shows, mooring activities, balloon rides, a night glow music concert, balloon wedding celebrations, and a summer camp, providing visitors with something to take home as well as great memories. Experience the feeling of flight as well as a feast for the senses.

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    2021 Yilan International Children's Folklore & Folkgames Festival This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival features "Children's Games," a different theme based on an everlasting spirit of playfulness and the resulting creativity! The festival aims to provide children with a happy event to share with parents and friends, as well as befriending cultures from around the world! The child-themed event is one of the representative events of UNESCO's International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF), and in 2010 was the only one of its kind in Asia to be approved by CIOFF International Festival. In contrast to ordinary festivals focusing on a single form of art (performance, visual art, or multimedia), the Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival combines multiple forms including performance, exhibitions, games, and exchange, presenting children's games in a diverse and interesting way.

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    2021 Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival & Moonlight Sea Concert This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    Held along Taiwan's East Coast, Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival & Moonlight Sea Concert features large outdoor installation, art studios accessible to the public along Provincial Highway 11, art fairs, and music concerts. The coast's natural environment, indigenous lifestyle, and youth travel are the festival's main themes.

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    2021 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival This event has been postponed indefinitely until further notice.

    Tradition has it that the "sky lantern" was invented during the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-265) by Zhuge Liang. At first it was used to transmit military information, different from beacon towers yet ingeniously serving the same function, and is now generally recognized as the earliest ancestor to the hot air balloon. In the early 19th century the Lantern Festival was brought to Taiwan, where every year, at the beginning of the spring planting season, people would release "sky lanterns" into the air as a prayer for the coming year. Because in olden times marriage was for the purpose of "adding a son" and increasing manpower, people went to the temple to pray for blessings and released sky lanterns on which they had written things like "May a son soon be born." and "May the harvests be bountiful." Sky lanterns were released to follow the wind, rising up to the ancestors to report that all was well and to pray for blessings. Slowly this evolved to become a local event for the Yuanxiao Festival in the Pingxi area. Through many, many years of changes, the one thing that never changed was the reflected lives and hopes of the people as the sky lanterns slowly rose aloft. For many years the "Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" has had a brilliant history. In addition to enjoying its reputation as part of the traditional description of this Yuanxiao or Lantern Festival in Taiwan—"Sky lanterns in the north, beehive fireworks in the south."—the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival was voted by the Discovery Channel as the second biggest New Year's Eve celebration in the world, a festival whose sky lanterns carry the prayers and vows of the people and by which they seek the purification of their souls, a festival that advertises the Taiwan spirit to the world. In addition to the folk performances, lantern riddle contests, and street folk carnivals that are organized every year, the sky lanterns carrying prayers aloft remain the focal point of the entire event. The lanterns are lit, hopes slowly rise, and the flames of prayer dance in the air as the lanterns magically transform into wings of hope and desire, turning the night sky of this mountain town into an expanse of unimaginable beauty. The visual enjoyment of his fantastic and magnificent sight transcends cultural barriers so when festival time arrives each year, Pingxi is always overwhelmed with visitors. The sight of sky lanterns with their lights rising slowing into the sky is for many Taiwanese a beautiful memory and the beginning of happiness and dreams.

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    2021 Taiwan Cycling Festival 2021-02-01~2021-12-31

    Since 2010 the Tourism Bureau has actively conducted a whole series of events related to the Taiwan Cycling Festival, enthusiastically inviting the Taiwan public to lay down their "tire" tracks and turn the results of innovation in transportation construction into a new resource for tourism, aiming to make Taiwan into an international-level paradise for leisure cycling. Taiwan has an excellent highway system plus a superior topography so that when cycling, a rider can also appreciate magnificent scenery along the route—and what you have is a cycling tour around the island that boasts a convenient and enjoyable itinerary! The series of activities of the "Taiwan Cycling Festival" focus on bicycle touring and pulls together the tourist and transportation resources of the various county seats to present the specifics of a diverse and local touring culture. Accompanied by beautiful mountains and water scenery, bicycle enthusiasts from around the world can come on a pilgrimage and are provided a varied and rich recreational cycling experience, making the riding of the "iron horse" no longer a simple exercise but rather the perfect experience in body and soul.

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    2021 Taipei Fashion Week AW21: 3/10-3/15, SS22: October

    As the most important platform in Taiwan’s fashion industry, Taipei Fashion Week brings Taiwan’s fashion to the world twice every year. Earlier in March, Taipei Fashion Week AW21 was held at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and a much anticipated show on “sustainable fashion” kicked off in the evening on March 11 to unveil the special week. A total of 13 Taiwanese designer brands presented their collections, instilling creative energy to Taipei. Since the beginning of 2020 till now, the world’s industries have been severely affected by COVID-19. Without exception, the fashion weeks throughout the world are no longer steadily held. Thus, Taipei Fashion Week SS21 garnered much attention in the globe’s fashion community as the few physical shows left, and international media reports came along. In times of rebirth and innovation, Taipei Fashion Week AW21 decided to present itself with a brand new look with five highlights - functionality, sustainability, interdisciplinarity, diversity, and culture. Production-wise, it introduces Taiwan’s leading functional-fabric technology to sustainable fashion, bringing about innovative methodologies and thoughts. Design-wise, the fashion week brings together Taiwan’s art and culture and the fashion industry, resulting in more collaborations and inspirations. By making fashion a part of daily life, this event illustrates Taiwan as a place of cultural diversity. Taipei Fashion Week AW21 has not only garnered forces throughout the fashion industry, but also invited performing artists, visual designers, and musicians to help to promote Taiwan’s designer brands on the global stage. Despite COVID-19, the fashion industry in Taiwan is expected to keep developing its unique aesthetics for a prosperous future. Taipei Fashion Week AW21: 3/10-3/15 Taipei Fashion Week SS22: October

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    2021 Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival This event has been postponed indefinitely until further notice.

    Using the golden sands of Fulong Beach, the artists at the 2020-2021 festival will illustrate Taiwan and the world's mountains and bicycle tours. The artists will go to many schools in the country to teach students to make sand sculptures, and both an international competition and a domestic competition will be held. The festival serves as a stage on which new sand artists can fully express their capabilities.

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    2021 Formosa Summer Festival This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    Held at the high travel season in Taiwan, Formosa Summer Festival presents Taiwan's best summer features at once. Its series of colorful events have drawn many visitors home and abroad to explore Taiwan's beautiful scenery and delicious food, immersing in the country's summer charm.

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    2021 Toucheng "Qianggu"-Grappling with the Ghost pole-climbing competition This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    Starting in the Qing dynasty, there has been a custom of people seizing sacrificial goods after the Ghost Festival is over. Some say this is to scare away lingering spirits, and is known as "Qianggu" (ghost grappling). The Qianggu competition held in Toucheng is Taiwan's largest and one of Yilan's important traditional events during the seventh lunar month. The tower consists of pillars made of China fir, 11 meters tall and 8 meters wide, with 7 or 8 meter bamboo trestlework on top. Squid, rice dumplings, rice noodles, meat, fish, and other foods are tied to the trestlework. Team members must climb on top of each other to reach the top of the trestlework and pillars, which are covered in oil. Reaching the top, they cut down the food and throw it to the frame below, where it is taken by spectators. Whoever claims the wind banner at the top is declared the winner. There are a variety of other events, including the water lantern old street tour, releasing water lanterns into Zhu'an River a day before the ghost gates close, and Beiguan Battle. There is a period of one month between the first day when the ghost gates open and the last day when Qianggu is held. In addition to remembering the ancestors and their pioneering efforts, the month includes a variety of religious traditional and folk culture events.

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