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    Biennial Butterfly Beauty Festival 2020-10-17~2021-02-28

    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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    Tibetan Culture & Art Festival 2020-11-14~2021-03-01

    Promoting Tibetan culture and art and enriching Taiwan's ethnic diversity, since 2015, Tibetan Culture & Art Festival has been held annually. In hopes of making the festival more diverse, and to express Taiwan's respect and acceptance for all ethnic groups, in conjunction with the traditional "Saga Dawa" event, a number of promotional activities are held, purifying the participants' minds and encouraging ethnic minorities in Taiwan to express themselves more. Tibetan Cultural Development and Innovation Conference Time: 109/11/14 Venue: 3F Hall at the MOC Tibetan & Mongolian Cultural Center The Khubilghan – The Incarnated Lamas of the Qing Dynasty and Related Artifacts Time: 109/11/28-110/03/01 Venue: Northern Branch of the National Palace Museum / Gallery 103 & 105 Tibetan Music Performance Time: 109/12/01, 109/12/02 Venue: Performance Hall of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

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    New Year's Eve Celebration 2020-12-31~2021-01-01

    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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    2021 Taipei International Book Exhibition 2021-01-26~2021-01-31

    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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    2021 Yuejin Lantern Festival This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    Of the many lantern festivals held across Taiwan, Yuejin Lantern Festival is the only one which received the Red Dot Awards. It is hailed as Taiwan's most artistic and finest lantern fest. During the festival period, at dawn, colorful artistic lanterns are lit, making Yuejin Harbor glow beautifully like an art museum at night.

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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 Lantern Festival ─ Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2021.

    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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    Christmasland in New Taipei City The schedule for this activity in 2021 has not been decided.

    The innovative Christmasland in New Taipei City makes sure to keep up with global trends. It invites the world's most outstanding light-sculpting team to present the event, with special activities of international standard held to attract people. Visitors can expect to feel pleasantly surprised all the time. Christmasland in New Taipei City has been much reported by the globe's press. We hope overseas visitors can all enjoy the beautiful light projections and the festival's special atmosphere.

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