There is obviously something fun to get involved with in Taiwan. Depending on the season you find yourself backpacking in Taiwan, there are several cool festivals to look at. Here are a few in the top festivals in Taiwan: Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival - March and Mid-Fall: Experience the awe-inspiring sight of 1000s of flaming lanterns filling the night time sky.
Jinshan Fire Fishing Festival
Fire Fishing is undoubtedly an age-old dying art in Taiwan. This festival celebrates that tradition by helping ensure that it stays alive. That’s right. Fishing with fire.
Mazu International Festival
March/Taichung: One in the most important cultural festivals in Taiwan. Local traditions regarding worship, fighting techinques, the arts, and industry are typically on display during one from the biggest parties from the year.
Taiwan International Balloon Festival
July and August/Longtien Village: Watch in awe as hundred of hot-air balloons from world wide take to the skies. If you are lucky, you are able to convince/pay people to take you up for the ride.
Throughout the year: Taoist festivals/parades can be the spectacle. They often involves people (usually men) sticking needles, picks, hoops, and also other scary objects in their faces.
Taiwan Open of Surfing
November and December/Jinzun: World-class surfers converge on Jinzun for the few days of epic surf competitions.
Chinese New Year
February: The new year celebrations get pretty wild. Parades, fireworks, crowds, and plenty of strong drink usually are omnipresent.
Every traveler will always be bound to see some interesting characters at virtually any Taiwanese festival.
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