, February 5th, title: Appreciating lanterns, setting off bee cannons, "exploding cold orders"...the Lantern Festival here is more lively than New Year's Eve!

  Reporter Zhu He Yang Chengchen

Today is the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month

A traditional Chinese festival celebrated on both sides of the Taiwan Strait

The picture shows the Year of the Rabbit themed lanterns on the streets of Taipei.

Source: China Times News Network

In addition to the essential lantern festival

Pingxi Sky Lantern, Salt Water Bee Cannon,

"Fried Handan", "Banglong (bàng) dragon by the fire"...

A variety of lively traditional Lantern Festival activities

Take turns in Taiwan

Attract people to flood the streets to feel the festive atmosphere

Some scenes are even more lively than New Year's Eve

Come and have a look with Xiaoxin!

Taiwan Lantern Festival

A sense of technology and traditional style intertwined

Shangyuan Festival Lantern Festival is a traditional Chinese folk custom

The largest Lantern Festival in Taiwan

Since 1990 to present

Tonight officially kicked off in Taipei

The picture shows people visiting the Lantern Festival.

Source: China Times News Network

Lantern Festival has four exhibition areas

There are 1 main light and 6 auxiliary lights

15 days

Expected to attract tens of millions of viewers

Combination of tradition and modernity

The Lantern Festival is like a fantasy wonderland

The picture shows the lanterns in the main exhibition area of ​​the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, shining brightly in the night.

Source: China Times News Network

7 p.m.

The 22-meter-high main lamp "Jade Rabbit Magnificent"

formally lit

The bunny's facial expression

Composite with video technology

A sense of technology and tradition

The picture shows the main lantern "Jade Rabbit" of the 2023 Taiwan Lantern Festival.

Source: 2023 Taiwan Lantern Festival official website

More than 300 pieces of lanterns

"Nonghao Shanghai" lanterns are unique

The picture shows the "Nonghao Shanghai" lanterns exhibited by Shanghai in the 2023 Taiwan Lantern Festival.

Source: Sing Tao World Wide Web

This lantern from Shanghai is located in

Longmen Plaza, Daan District, Taipei City

Attract people to take pictures and check in

Shanghai has participated in the exhibition for many years

Show the strong friendship of sister city

New Peking Pingxi Sky Lantern

Cute Rabbit Chasing Carrot

Lantern Festival every year

There are a large number of tourists pouring into the New Beiping River

Write down your wishes and release sky lanterns

"Sky Lantern" is homophonic to "Tianding" in Hokkien dialect

It is said that in the early days, it was meant to pray for the prosperity of people.

Later, it carried the wishing, keeping safe, etc.

various meanings of blessing

During the Daoguang period of the Qing Dynasty

Brought to Taiwan by Fujian ancestors

Now it has become one of the classic activities of the Baodao Lantern Festival

The picture shows that in February 2019, New Taipei City held the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Xiaoyuan

This year's Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is still going strong

Dual main lights made of cute rabbits and carrots

Sky lantern with hundreds of rabbit silhouettes

Let's lift off together

"Chasing the Big Show" in the night sky of Pingxi tonight

On the evening of February 5, the 2023 New Beiping Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival was held in Pingxi, and the main lantern in the shape of "a cute rabbit chasing a radish" was lifted into the sky.

Source: United News Network

This cute rabbit with a height of about 6 meters

Sitting in a gold ingot with a playful appearance

Holding "Love in the Lantern Festival"

Rabbit gives music (together)" Spring Festival couplets

I want to wish everyone a new year

"The money 'rabbit' is like brocade, and the 'rabbit' is auspicious"

Tainan Salt Water Bee Cannon

Welcoming the New Year with the sound of firecrackers


bee cannon exploded

Attracted hundreds of thousands of people

Declare this year's Tainan City

Salt water beehives make a lively debut

This is the first time in three years that public participation is open

The picture shows that during the Lantern Festival in February 2013, tens of thousands of people and tourists flocked to Tainan Salt Water to experience the exciting "Salt Water Bee Cannon".

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

According to legend, the brine bee cannon originated in

During the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty

People pray to Guan Shengdijun on Lantern Festival Eve

"Traveling" around the country to drive out the plague

It later evolved into a concentrated release of bee cannons

The picture shows that on the evening of February 4, Tainan salt water bee cannons exploded, attracting many people to participate.

Source: United News Network

Saltwater Martial Temple

With the theme of "Great Exhibition of the Rabbit"

Simultaneous release of 2 million bee cannons on the evening of the Lantern Festival

Pair with high-altitude fireworks to bring an audio-visual feast

There are hundreds more gun cities scattered salt water areas

People can wear protective

Feel the shock at close range

Sweep away the bad smell and welcome the joy

Taitung "Fried Cold List"

Pray that it will explode and prosper

Taitung Seaside Park on the 4th and 5th

6 actors wearing helmets and shorts

Pretending to be "Master Han Dan"

Accept the baptism of firecrackers from all directions

Kick off the prelude to this year's "frozen cold list"

The picture shows that on February 5th, Taitung held the "Breaking Cold List" event.

Source: China Times News Network

According to legend, the Taito region

Infectious diseases are common in early life

The people welcome the Lantern Festival

"Handan Lord" (also known as "Handan Lord")

Hope to drive away the epidemic with the smoke and dust of firecrackers

This folk custom continues to this day

The picture shows that on February 1st, Taitung held a pre-heating event for "Fried Handan", and the scene was full of vitality.

Source: China Times News Network

This year's theme is "raise your eyebrows' rabbit' to celebrate the new year

"Zhihandan Night of Fireworks"

There will be more than 20 "continuous bombings"

The more firecrackers explode

Good things will be more prosperous this year

Miaoli "Bàng Dragon"

Gather blessings to drive away the epidemic and hope for peace

Miaoli Nine-Tailed Dragon

Taking turns to receive artillery bombardment

The performer dances the dragon

like flying through the clouds

This is a unique Hakka custom in Miaoli during the Lantern Festival

"Beside the fire (bàng) dragon"

The picture shows that on the evening of February 4th, the unique Hakka Lantern Festival event Fireside Dragon was staged in Miaoli, Taiwan.

Source: United News Network

"Fireside (bàng)" comes from the sound of firecrackers exploding

Series of performances held around Lantern Festival

The picture shows the scene of the fireside dragon event on the evening of February 4, and the dragon dancers shuttled through the smoke.

Source: Miaoli County Government Website

An entertainment team composed of people from various industries

file on the street

Traveling abroad will make a special trip to return to their hometown to participate in the grand event

We hope that this traditional event will gather good fortune and drive away the epidemic

Looking forward to good luck and peace

sky lantern rising

turn into stars

Firecrackers drive away the severe cold

stay warm in my heart

The picture shows that on February 17, 2019, when the Lantern Festival is approaching, the Chongqing Tongliang Fire Dragon, known as the "China's No. 1 Dragon", appeared at the Nantou Lantern Festival in Taiwan to celebrate the New Year with the local people.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Xiaoyuan

These cross the strait and last for thousands of years

Chinese traditional customs

Carrying countless people's New Year's expectations

At the beginning of the year, compatriots on both sides of the strait look forward to the warmth of spring and the blossoming of flowers