Most Representative Festival – Baosheng Cultural Festival

Baosheng Cultural Festival in Taipei

Baosheng Cultural Festival is Taiwan’s most representative religious festival. The annual event usually lasts up to 2 months and consists of many different activities. One of the most popular activity is the Fire Lion Firework which you must not miss when you are in Taiwan.

The festival is held in Bao’an Temple (保安宮) in Dalongdong (大龍峒) area. The temple also earned the UNESCO Asia Pacific heritage Awards in 2003. The hosting of Baosheng Cultural Festival symbolise Taiwan’s folk religious celebrations architectural legacies and heritage revitalisation efforts. A lot of locals and visitors are attracted to the event because of the interesting activities during the festival.

Bao Sheng Cultural Festival

Source: Travel Taipei

This year, the event will take place from 1st April 2017 – 27th May 2017.  One of the most popular event is the Fire Lion Firework. Even if you are not interested in temple, you should still visit and have a look. The firework is expected to be held on 10th April 2017, 7pm. If you are in Taiwan during this period, you must not miss this event, especially on the 10th April.

There are still many interesting activities; Yi-zhen performance, Surname Folk Opera, Exhibition of Cultural Items, Fire Walking Ritual and more, that will be held during this period.

For more information, visit http://www.baoan.org.tw/english/baosheng.html

 

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