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    New Year's Eve Celebration The schedule for this activity in 2022 has not been decided.

    In 2019, CNN named Taipei as one of the "10 great places to spend New Year's Eve." This event has become one of the most famous in Asia, and is a must-do experience for travelers to the Far East. Taipei's New Year's Eve's celebrations have definitely enhanced the city's international profile, and they will certainly continue to attract many visitors from home and abroad. Taipei City Hall Plaza is the event's main venue. Musical performances begin at 7 pm and continue on through the evening until 1:00 am the following morning. Popular performers from home and abroad entertain large crowds, backed by the impressive Taipei 101 Tower. At midnight, the Tower is used as the base for a colorful and dynamic fireworks display.

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    Biennial Butterfly Beauty Festival 2021-11-06~2022-02-28

    The "Biennial Butterfly Beauty Festival" is a magnificent yearly event that goes from November to March of the following year taking place in the Maolin National Scenic Area. During this period millions of migrating Euploea butterflies (purple in color) cross the ocean and arrive here to winter over. The Maolin National Scenic Area is proud of that fact that it is has one of the only two winter migratory butterfly gorges in the world. The purple Euploea is a rare wintering butterfly. Each winter millions of these butterflies gather together for the flight to the Dawushan Foothills to avoid the cold and to winter in the gorges, there presenting a spectacular ecological sight—the "Purple Butterfly Valley." Tourists from every corner of the world travel every year to Maolin to experience firsthand this magnificent, world-class scene of beautiful purple butterflies dancing in the air, and everyone comes away full of praise and admiration. On an early winter morning as the first rays of the sun shine down on Maolin's Purple Butterfly Valley, we come upon the purple Euploea that, awakened from their slumber, begin fervently to chase the sunrays, peeking through the treetops and the forest. From time to time, a butterfly will stop to display his garment of magical color then soar high and low as he shuttles around the valley. Not only does he provide a superb eco-touristic spot for those watching, but he also brings a small bit of warmth to a winter's day. You are invited and welcome to take advantage of this once-a-year, rare opportunity to appreciate these migrating butterflies and come to Maolin to experience the magnificent dance of the purple Euploea. With everyone's care and concern, the future will bring an endless cycle of this extraordinary sight!

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    2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival 2022-02-01~2022-02-28

    2022Taiwan Lantern Festival-Video Zone To promote Taiwan's tourism in the global community, so as to attract more foreign visitors to the country and increase tourism revenues, Tourism Bureau, MOTC has held the Taiwan Lantern Festival in recent years with the idea of "spreading the roots of folk culture while holding traditional fests at an international level." Lantern parades are traditionally held on the Lantern Day. By combining traditional culture with top-notch technology, Taiwan Lantern Festival presents itself as a shining fest compatible with its international counterparts. The main lantern area is so beautiful that it is merely impossible to appreciate everything at once. Local and overseas folk troupes dedicate their remarkable performances to the festival's goers. Many other performance groups also bring their impressive shows to the audience. The festival has therefore been hailed by local participants and foreign guests alike. In 2007, a Discovery Channel producer and his team came to Taiwan to join the festival, and concluded that this international event is worth some recognition. In fact, Taiwan Lantern Festival has since been chosen by the Discovery Channel to be one of the best festivals in the world. Discovery has made an hour-long documentary that has been shown globally to introduce the dazzling, charming Taiwan Lantern Festival. The 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival will draw inspiration from tradition to innovate and create breakthroughs. It will combine traditional lantern art and multidisciplinary art technology, while setting up a new collaboration model for artisans and artists –especially lantern specialists. The festival is expected to serve as a space for such artists and artisans to demonstrate their work, and it will also provide interactive experiences for visitors to learn about how traditional lantern art can be passed down from one generation to another. By incorporating creativity and innovation, tradition and modernity can be integrated to diversify this folk festival, making the Taiwan Lantern Festival unique among ethnic Chinese communities around the globe. Love River Bay and Weiwuying Exhibition Areas - Local Lantern Displays 2/1-2/28 Weiwuying Exhibition Area - Main Lantern Display 2/15-2/28

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    2022 Taichung Mazu International Festival 2022-02-03~2022-05-21

    Presenting Taichung City's 12 hundred-year-old temples at once, the festival aims to strengthen regional values whilst showing Taichung's cultural diversity. Based on traditional religious rites and combining the folk events of all participating areas, it promotes Mazu worship at the global stage, drawing fans of culture home and abroad to learn about in Taichung's folk religion.

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    2022 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival 2022/02/12、02/15

    The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei City has been held since 1999. With joint public-private efforts, the sky lanterns have attracted positive global recognition for Taiwan. The festival has been highlighted by the international media, such as Fodor's, National Geographic and The Huffington Post. In 2018, it was voted "the most recommended cultural activity for international travelers" by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. It was also recommended by Reader's Digest as "one of the 40 experiences to be completed before the age of 40." The Sky Lantern Festival is increasing the international visibility of the Pingxi area, and bringing Pingxi to the world! The Pingxi Lantern Festival has become an important highlight for Taiwan on the international stage. Local and foreign visitors can experience the unique cultural activity of lantern launching in all seasons. People can write their wishes on the lanterns, and then launch them into the sky. These activities combine a variety of resources and attractions, helping tourists from around the world gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan's beauty and culture. It also provides important support to local economies.

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    2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival ─ Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival 2022-02-15

    The "Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival" is ranked as the third largest folk celebration in the world and is one of the most representative religious events in all of Taiwan. With hundreds of thousands of firecrackers all going off at the same time, it is a cacophony like hundreds of thousands of bees streaming out of their hives. The event attracts huge numbers of onlookers every year and is paired with the "Pingxi Sky Lanterns" in describing Lantern Festival activities: "Sky lanterns in the north, beehive fireworks in the south." Tradition has it that the "beehive fireworks" originated in July/August, 1885 as a cholera epidemic raged in the streets of Yanshui. Owing to the underdeveloped state of medicine at the time, victims of the disease multiplied daily and the local population lived in fear, praying to Guan Di, the god of war, to bring an end to this calamity and save them. Thus on Lantern Festival evening, Guan Di appointed General Zhou Cang as his guide, with Guan Di's palanquin bringing up the rear. Following the palanquin were multitudes of the faithful setting off firecrackers along the road, winding their way throughout the city until the break of dawn, ridding themselves of this plague in one fell swoop. From that time onward, future generations followed this precedent, asking Guan Di to patrol the streets on the evening of the Lantern Festival. The "Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival" event consists of a circuit around the outskirts of the town by palanquins, each symbolically armed to the teeth, with thousands of local inhabitants and visitors clustered around them as they slowly wind their way through the streets. When the line of palanquins comes up to the residential gate of a business, the lead one sets up a large or small "gun deck" (also called a "gun wall") on the street and then lights the fuse. The "gun deck" consists of thousands of rockets that ignite all at the same time, creating a deafening, bee-like sound that fills the air as sparks fly in all directions. Every year the ear-splitting power of these rockets and the excitement that comes in their wake attract crowds of tourists from both Taiwan and abroad to come "rush the beehive barricades"! People believe the "baptism of fireworks" gets rid of calamity and troubles, sweeps away noxious influences and brings increasing good fortune in the new year.

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    2022 Taiwan International Festival of Arts 2022-02-17~2022-05-18

    The Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA) is Taiwan's most important annual arts festival. It's also a leading cultural event in Asia. It's jointly held at the National Theater and Concert Hall, the National Taichung Theater, and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts-Weiwuying. These sites are in northern, central and southern Taiwan, respectively. Working together, these events enrich the lives of the people and provide a global platform for promoting Taiwan's artistic energy. TIFA provides a place where artists from around the world can meet and exchange ideas, and it's also a splendid celebration of the arts.

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    2022 Free Buzzard in Mt. Bagua - Eagle Watching on Mt. Bagua 2022-03-19~2022-06-30

    Grey-faced buzzards, also called "nanlu ying" or "qingming niao" by locals in central Taiwan, fly northward every March and April, passing over Mt. Bagua. To protect these birds for the long term, the Wild Bird Society Of Changhua County hosts a special event called "Free Buzzard in Mt. Bagua."

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    2022 Song-Jiang Battle Array in Neimen, Kaohsiung 2022-03-25~2022-04-05

    The "Song-Jiang Battle Array" event has been held in Kaohsiung's Neimen District since 2001. It's jointly managed by the Kaohsiung City Government and three temples in Neimen. Originally a local temple fair, it now incorporates elements such as folk arts. This carnival of performing arts, religious beliefs and local cultural heritage is an annual religious and cultural celebration in Neimen and Qishan.

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    2022 Taiwan International Orchid Show 2022-03-26~2022-04-05

    The annual Taiwan International Orchid Show began in 2005. It's held in the Taiwan Orchid Biotechnology Park, which is located in Tainan City's Houbi District. It's a featured event on the international flower show calendar, along with the "Japan Grand Prix International Orchid and Flower Show" and the "World Orchid Conference." These are world's three major annual orchid shows. The Taiwan International Orchid Show has new themes every year, and it attracts thousands of visitors. The show is an important part of efforts to promote Taiwan's orchid industry. It features beautiful orchid displays and interesting arrangements. In addition, it incorporates cultural aspects and new biotech applications. The show helps promote interest in flowers, international exchanges, and its helps maintain sustainable operations in the orchid industry.

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