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    2022 Yilan Green Expo 2022-03-26~2022-05-08

    The Yilan Green Expo was established in 2000 with a focus on green living, conservation and eco-friendly agriculture. This event includes themed exhibitions, outdoor education and recreation. Environmental friendliness is at its core. It highlights the beauty of Taiwan's shimmering green rice fields, lush forests, mountains, seas, lakes and rivers. These are all part of an "Yilan-style green leisurely heritage." After evolving over the past 20 years, the expo now includes even more information on leading a green lifestyle, as well as cultural/artistic performances and horticultural displays. The expo increases environmental education and awareness within local industries, such as agriculture, fisheries and tourism. The expo's emphasis on the environment and education makes it a special event on Taiwan's festival calendar, and it has become a flagship spring event for Yilan County.

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    2022 The Hakka Tung Blossom Festival April to May

    The inspiration of the Tung Blossom Festival comes from the Hakka people, who live a hardworking and simple life nurtured by wisdom that has come down from their original integration into the Taiwanese local culture. The Tung Trees that cover the hills and fields were an important cash crop for the Hakka. They also brought many economic opportunities to the local economy. Tung trees were widely planted in the nearby mountains of the Hakka area. Tung seed can be used to extract tung tree oil, and its wood is a basic material in the production of consumer goods at that time, when the economy was much more local, the Tung tree wood's economic value was an important resource in helping many Hakka families make ends meet, and helped Hakka communities purchase food. That is the main reason that the Hakka have deep feelings and heartfelt gratitude towards the Tung tree, the mountains, and nature in general. During The Tung Blossom Festival, in addition to inviting people to enjoy the flowers and tour around the Hakka village, the Council for Hakka Affairs has the honor of conducting a grand ceremony to worship the three Mountain Gods, the guardian spirits of the Hakka. The ceremony will not only offer thanksgiving and respect to the mountains and forests, but also bring encouragement to the Hakka decedents, extolling them to respect the law, to be solemn and the holy, to be devout in prayers, and to cherish the roots of their culture. Today, although people's livelihood no longer rely on the economic value of tung tree, the modern Tung Tree Festival has been a great economy success. The Tung Blossom Festival hosted by Hakka Affairs Council is not only a sacrifice to the guardian spirits on the behalf of the people, but also an offering to the people on the behalf of the flowers. The Tung tree has very different stages in its appearance throughout the four Seasons. Around April or May the flowers will blossom, and are a beautiful snow white; in summer, green leaves sprout from the branches; in autumn all the leaves turn yellow and blow away with the wind; and during the winter tung tree looks withered and dead. The Hakka people's history has often mimicked these seasons. Several times the Hakka have been forced to migrate, and have faced extreme difficulty. However, they have always stuck to their traditional roots, and been innovative in their methods.

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    2022 Dapeng Bay Marine Festival 2022-04-08~2022-04-17

    A variety of water-related activities and events have been planned for the vibrant Dapeng Bay area. This includes the sailing competition known as the "Little Liuqiu Windsurfing Championship & Course Racing" event. Contestants challenge each other as they sail across the bay. Other activities include fun and competitive events related to canoeing, dragon boat racing, stand-up paddling, water motorcycles, creative "green boats," and yachting. Other exhibits will be on hand as well, promoting industries such as local agriculture, foods, tourism, and "small town roaming itineraries." The tourism elements will provide visitors with convenient and interesting travel experiences through which they can obtain a deeper understanding of the Dapeng Bay area's culture, traditions and other attractions.

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    2022 Times of Rocks in Yehliu - A Night-time Visit to the Queen's Head 2022-04-15~2022-05-01

    Yehliu Geopark is open to night-time visits now, and this makes it truly unique. "Time of Rocks in Yehliu" uses colorful light and music to highlight the area's mushroom rocks. Visitors can expect enjoy an indelible experience at the park.

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    2022 Penghu International Fireworks Festival 2022-04-25~2022-06-30

    The Penghu International Fireworks Festival is not the only incentive attracting sightseers to the "Gaillardia pluchella Foug Island" during the summer season but it has certainly become a spectacular scene that lights up the evening sky over the isles that people look forward to seeing every summer. The first Festival took place in 2003 and invited well-known Taiwan singers and performing groups to entertain. The amazing high-altitude fireworks display, romantic music, cascading rockets and a sea of lanterns all turn Penghu into a resplendent scene, more and more beautiful as night falls! The Penghu International Fireworks Festival has become one of the grand events of the summer season and a beautiful and magnificent night scene for visitors to the Gaillardia pluchella Foug Island.

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    2022 Taipei International Book Exhibition 2022-06-02~2022-06-07

    Each year, Taipei International Book Exhibition leads people to explore the realm of books through a few different themes. One country would serve as the highlight of the year, and many publishers from around the world would take part. This enhances cultural exchange at the exhibition. Starting in 2017, the Ministry of Culture extended the exhibition period and adjusted the exhibition's atmosphere. It highlighted the publishers' expertise, lowered venue rental fees, and fostered interaction between writers and readers. The exhibition is not just a place for buying books, but an ideal space for exchange of knowledge and cultures.

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    2022 Taiwan Summer Tourism Festival July to September

    The Formosa Summer Festival integrates several special Taiwan summer recreational activities. The focus is on four themes: 1) shaved ice delicacies, 2) the Summer Solstice 235 (fall in love with me), 3) sand sculpture/art/music and 4) railway tourism. Cross-industry cooperation and marketing is an important part of this effort, including tourism, foods, fashion and the promotion of many well-known brands. The activities help spur further economic development, and together they have created a wonderful brand for summer festivals in Taiwan.

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    2022 Taiwan International Balloon Festival 2022-07-02~2022-08-15

    The Taiwan International Balloon Festival began in 2011. It has created many new opportunities for air-related leisure and recreational activities in Taiwan. It's one of Taiwan's most anticipated summer events. In 2018, the Travel Channel selected it as one of the world's top-12 hot air balloon festivals. In addition to taking a ride in a balloon, visitors can also enjoy activities such as light sculpture concerts. Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the wonderful shapes and colors of the balloons, and watch as they compete for top honors. The assembled balloons are based on many different themes and characters, including Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob Square Pants and Angry Birds. Weather permitting, visitors can take a tethered ride into the sky. They can also can as the balloons are inflated. Of course group photos with the balloons are high on the agenda.

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    2022 Keelung Mid-Summer Ghost Festival 2022-07-28~2022-08-27

    Keelung Mid-Summer Ghost Festival is one of the 12 major festivals designated by the Tourism Bureau. It started in the Qing dynasty when immigrants from Fujian settled Keelung. Because of disagreements over ancestral origins, they clashed over business, land, plowing, customs, and beliefs, leading to armed conflict, heavy casualties, and hostility. In 1853, a great battle was fought at Hangding (present-day Nanrong Cemetary), with over a hundred casualties. On the verge of another conflict, elders and leaders from either side negotiated a truce. Bodies of the dead were referred to as "Lao Da Gong," and they were buried and worshipped. Based on their surname, people took turns negotiating. These were the 11 families of Keelung, which took turns organizing the Ghost Festival. Family relationships replaced ancestral hometowns as the basis for ties, bringing together the two sides which took turns organizing the festival and offering to lonely spirits. Parade competition replaced armed conflict to preserve the peace. The Mid-Summer Ghost Festival begins on the first day of the seventh lunar month, when Lao Da Gong Temple opens Kanmen, and over the next 12 days the lanterns are lit and colored thread released on Zhupu altar. The Ying Dou Deng procession takes place on the 13th day, the water lantern procession by the seashore on the 14th, the Ghost Festival ceremony on the 15th, and finally comes the Jumping Zhong Kui and Opening Kanmen, on the first day of the 8th month. The entire period lasts a month, and is similar to the Western world's Christmas or Japan's Night Parade of a Hundred Demons. Each ceremony has a historical and folk culture significance, and over the last few years culture and art aspects have been integrated with the traditional ceremony. These aspects include art exhibitions and famous groups from Taiwan and abroad. We hope that the Ghost Festival will increase solidarity and mutual blessing among the people of Keelung.

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    2022 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition 2022-08-05~2022-08-08

    From just simple food and cooking, the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition has broadened to include kitchenware, culture, and dining atmosphere. Food culture integrates famous cuisine and special locally grown ingredients to create local cuisines with increasing diversity, taking Taiwan cuisine into the international arena. In addition to food that both looks and tastes great, there are also dynamic competitions of the cooking art, in which famous chefs from countries around the world are attracted to participate, making the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition a truly international event. To highlight the development of the Exhibition since its inception in 1989, every year different innovative theme plans are made, meant to create a moving atmosphere so that guests might participate and personally experience the magic of unique cuisine.

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