Taiwan Lantern Festival

“On the fifteenth day of the new lunar year, we celebrate.”

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The Lantern Festival in Taiwan is one of the most important festivals in Taiwan.

This festival is celebrated by making lanterns, playing lantern riddle games, and having displays of shiny, decorative lanterns.

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On this day, people would eat “tangyuan” (湯圓), which are glutinous rice dumplings with either sweet or savory fillings.

Tanyuan comes in different flavours such as sesame, peanuts, red beans and even minced pork.

However, the most original one and also my favourite ones are the ones with no fillings at all and they come in either pink or white.

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Since 1990, Taiwan has held annual lantern festival events all over Taiwan, providing local people with the most beautiful, creative and cultural decorative lantern displays.

This year it’s the sheep/goat year, so there are many lantern displays with the animal sheep.

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