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Lantern Festival

29 Mar

 

Lantern Festival was pretty amazing.  Not what I was expecting, but still pretty damn amazing.  I was hoping for the floating lanterns, but that was not to be.  Apparently all of these various counties have different types of kick off for Lantern Festival.  I went to Yan-shui and the Beehive Festival at the southern tip of Taiwan.  The Floating Lantern Festival is up north.

And the main country showing just happened to be in Hsinchu, where I live.  Fourteen days long and amazing.  There were 3 firework shows every night all 2 weeks.  Light displays, and shaped lanterns were the main attraction.  Oh, and food.  Food is always a big deal here.

So on to the pictures….. I will just comment as they upload on here. I’m not going to be picky about order, though I probably should be.

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The lights as seen from the High Speed Rail Station  IMG_9482

 

 

 

Some of the many shaped lanterns.IMG_9742

 

Gorgeous fabrics were used on many of the lanternsIMG_9723

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I really liked all the trees decorated with lightsIMG_9677

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The good luck spinners.  People were spinning them all night long.IMG_9659

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Oyster cakes covered in cheese and smokedIMG_9592Bamboo juice made fresh to order

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Red bean cinnamon roll type thingIMG_9590

Taiwan hamburgerIMG_9589

Spicy deliciousnessIMG_9585 IMG_9584

Oyster pancakes.  (yuck)IMG_9582

Mushrooms about to get battered and deep friedIMG_9581

More lanternsIMG_9565 IMG_9564 IMG_9563 IMG_9555

A little closer to the traditional lantern I was expecting and WOW beautiful!IMG_9554 IMG_9550 IMG_9547

Parades bring out the weirdest charactersIMG_9542

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IMG_9509New  friends  hanging out with old friendsIMG_9505

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So much food here, so muchIMG_9485

And there it is, 2013 Year of the Snake, Lantern Festival.  

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Good luck and lots of money to us all.

 

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