You’ve landed in Taiwan during Ghost Month (鬼月), observed during the seventh month of the lunar calendar. Don’t worry. It’s a good idea, however, to have some knowledge of why and how Ghost Month is celebrated, as well as what actions you may want to avoid.Read More
According to Taiwanese folk tales, Zhinu, also known as the Seven Star Maiden (七娘), will reveal a book listing all the unmarried men and women on Qixi (the day of July 7 of the lunar calendar) each yearRead More
Summer is a wonderful time when festivals are all over Taiwan.
Here’s a few festivals that TaiwanScene list for you.
Falling on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, Dragon Boat Festival is a holiday that involves racing Dragon Boats, eating zongzi and more.Read More
Taiwan is rich in festivals celebrating local folk religions, community and cultural pride. Visitors lucky enough to find themselves in Kaohsiung’s Neimen district during the week of March 29th- April 6 were in for a rare spectacle indeed as the normally quiet town well north of Taiwan’s bustling southern metropolis played host to the annual Song Jiang Battle Array.Read More
The Baosheng Cultural Festival (保生文化祭) is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture. Originally a birthday party for Baosheng Emperor (保生大帝), the god of medicine, the festivities have grown into a two month-long celebration of Taiwan’s history and culture. At the center of it all is Dalongdong Baoan Temple (大龍峒保安宮) in Taipei, where the deity Baosheng Emperor celebrates his birthday during the third lunar month.Read More
Taitung County’s Chishang is known for bicycling, beauty and agriculture. But in October, it’s known for something else: An annual harvest festival filled with food, culture and world-class entertainment, The Chishang Autumn Harvest Festival.Read More
MyTaiwanTour guide Claire Tseng is a woman of multiple talents. In addition to being an accomplished writer and editor, Claire specializes in customizing and leading tours around Taiwan. Never one to back down from a good challenge, Claire led a tour during last year’s Lunar New Year Holiday, when travel around Taiwan can be particularly…tricky.Read More
Last week we talked about a few of Taiwanese festivals happening during the first half of the year. (If you haven’t already read that post, check it out first.) We continue this week with the festivals of the year’s second half.Read More
From religious to secular, local to national, pious to irreverent, Taiwan is an island of festivals.Some are ancient, with origins stretching back in time into the days when history and legend begin to blur, while others have their origins in more modern events.Read More