Einreichfrist: 20. August 2020
Hsinchu City Government
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About the Taiwan Lantern Festival
The Taiwan Lantern Festival is a light extravaganza being held each year since 1990 during the “Yuan Xiao” Lantern Festival period. The event has been jointly sponsored by the Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), Tourism Bureau, and participating county and city governments. The festival was initially held in Taipei as the “Taipei Lantern Festival,” but has changed its name and expanded its scope in 2001 to include counties and cities around the island to become a national event.
The Taiwan Lantern Festival will enter its 32 year in 2021. A major tourism event in Taiwan, the festival has been lauded by the Discovery Channel as one of the world’s best festivals. It is also a great opportunity to showcase the local culture and traditions in Taiwan, thereby promoting the development of tourism economy while highlighting the cultural significance of the Lantern Festival. 2021 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Hsinchu Unlike the previous Festivals held in a big open space, the 2021 Festival will present lanterns created by talented artists from around the world in Hsinchu City to make “alleys the center stage for lanterns, and the lanterns full of the streets.” Projection mapping show will be displayed to decorate local historic sites, transforming the ancient buildings into a large artwork. Through collaborating with the Hsinchu Science Park, state-of-the-art technologies will be applied to create a one-of-a-kind lantern festival that combines fine arts, science and technology for Hsinchu City.