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Festivals in Taiwan (with description)

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Festival Name Description
Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival): Public holiday.
First day of the lunar calendar (usually falls in February).
Lasts for 3 days
lasts for three days.
Lantern Festival: Falls on the 15th day of the 1st moon (around mid-Feb to mid-March).
Must see : the famous lion dances that occur throughout this period.
must visit : Yenshui, Luerhmen or Peikang, famous for their fireworks and crowds.
Guanyin's Birthday: Falls in late March to late April.
Special prayers to mark the birthday of the Goddess of Mercy.
Ghost Month: Falls on the seventh lunar month, where the Chinese believes that ghosts from hell walk to earth.
Taoist temples are swamped by devotees during this seasons.
National Day: Falls on 10 October
Must see : fireworks and light show in Taipei.