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Lantern Festival to Light up This Weekend

The much-anticipated 2016 Taipei Lantern Festival will shine from February 20 through 29 at Taipei Expo Yuanshan Park!
According to Department of Civil Affairs, the opening ceremony of the annual fest will feature a range of fun-packed activities. Visitors are welcome to participate in the mini-lantern DIY class conducted by professional teachers starting 11 AM. At 2 PM on the main stage, a host of performance groups will bring excitement to the venue with storytelling, magic, theater, stunts, and interactive games. Visitors will not want to miss out on the quiz sessions to win commemorative prizes!
Between 2 PM and 5 PM, a guided tour of various lantern exhibition areas will take place every hour, introducing visitors to the stories behind each luminous artwork in the showcase.
The opening event will reach its climax at 7 PM when the famous lantern festival riddle session kicks off. As many as 200 riddles promising attractive prizes are waiting to be solved. Meanwhile, spectators can expect live band performances in front of “Fulu Monkey” main lantern area at 7 PM.
The ten-day feast will also feature holiday-only activities sponsored by a number of corporations, for example mascot fan meetings and coke giveaway to lure visitors.
2016 Taipei Lantern Festival: http://www.2016taipeilanternfestival.com/