Love & Light at the Taiwan Lantern Festival

Posted in History & Holidays

The first full-moon night of the lunar year and the final day of Chinese New Year has arrived! The taboos of Chinese New Year are coming to an end and the celebration of a new season is upon us.

The Taiwan Lantern Festival is regarded as one of the most romantic and important festivals in China; almost the equivalent of Valentine’s Day. The festival dates back 2,000 years (since the Han Dynasty) and also symbolizes the coming of Spring.

About 12 million visitors will flock to Taiyuan, Taiwan over the next two weeks, with over 100 corporate sponsor displaying lanterns. The lanterns are meant to symbolize the longer daylight hours as well as the light from the full moon.

Traditionally, locals and tourists join together to celebrate light and craftsmanship, play games and enjoy delicious foods including glutinous rice balls. We’ve collected some of the most mesmerizing images for our photo blog, so keep scrolling to get inspired by the mesmerizing lights of the festival! If you want to go see it for yourself, click here to book your hotel!

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