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The internationally famous event, the "2019 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" kicked off at the Spring Festival.

The internationally famous event, the "2019 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" kicked off at the Spring Festival.
News 2019/1/22
Date 2019/02/16 - 2019/02/19
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release of the Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government on January 22, 2019

The internationally famous event, the "2019 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" kicked off at the Spring Festival.

Traditional Sky Lanterns Meet Modern Art. The charming feature of delicate freshness has caused a sensation all over Taiwan.

A smart choice for your spring trip. The Pingxi Explorer’s Tour will be opened for registration from the morning of January 23rd.

【New Taipei City】 Selected by the renowned website TripAdvisor, the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival was chosen to be "Taiwan's Most Recommended Local Cultural Activity for International Visitors"- New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
A press conference was held today as a symbol of initiating the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. Officials announced that two glorious sky lantern releasing parties will be held respectively during the Chinese New Year Holiday on Feb 16 (Sat, the 12th day of lunar January), and Feb 19 (Tuesday, the 15th day of lunar January).
In addition to partnering with an emerging and innovative illustrator to demonstrate chemistry over the blending of the traditional sky lantern and modern art,
After the local tours last year (2018) were widely beloved by the public, a newly planned cozy and worthy-of-money tour, "399 Pingxi Experience Tour" was launched.
The tour package includes diverse localized guided tours, DIY activities, releasing sky lanterns with groups, and a special souvenir that make it an ideal choice for a spring trip!

Welcome the year of JiHai, celebrate the Lantern Festival ─ The 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will be held on February 16 and February 19.
It’s the 21st anniversary this year (2019) of the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival.
“Over the past years, the Ping-Xi Sky Lantern Festival has become a worldwide festival for international visitors through great efforts by both the local and city governments. The number of visitors to Pingxi already reached over 6.98 million last year (2018).” the Mayor of New Taipei City, Hou, Yu-Ih announced.
“There are many enthusiastic people asking about the event time of the coming year every time right after the finale of the Sky Lantern Festival, which indicates how much attention this festival has drawn!” analyzed the Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government.

The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will be held respectively during the Chinese New Year Holiday on Saturday, February 16 at the Pingxi Junior High School, and Tuesday, February 19 at Shifen Square. The Lantern Festival day of the Lunar Calendar falls on Tuesday, February 19 this year, and international cruise tourists are invited to enjoy the fun of releasing sky lanterns as a promotion for the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival to introduce itself to a highly potential cruise ship market and bring back more tourists. Furthermore, Sky Lantern Coupons will be given out on location from 10:00 a.m. on the event day. Whoever craves a stunning sky lantern scene is strongly recommended to schedule their trip to witness one of the most popular cultural festivals in Taiwan.

Activity Information of the 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

【Session One】February 16, 2019 (Saturday) 18:00-20:30
Activity Location: Pingxi Junior High School (No. 295, Sec. 2, Jingan Street, Pingxi District, New Taipei City)
【Session Two】February 19, 2019 (Tuesday, Lantern Festival Day), 17:30-20:30
Activity Location: Shifen Square, New Taipei City (No. 136, Nanshanping, Pingxi District, New Taipei City)

A modern outfit for traditional sky lanterns. An emerging and innovative illustrator interprets an art-enthusiast-style themed lantern.

The “399 Pingxi Experience Tour” will be opened for registration from 10:00 a.m. on January 23rd until its maximum capacity is reached.

For the sake of bringing more opportunities for young artists to exhibit their talent and creativity, the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival team has collaborated with illustrators, Whywhy, to interpret the visual design of the themed lantern.
Their simple, adorable, and pure drawing style is what makes her popular among the younger generation.
The simple strokes and color selection convey the ambiance of our mountain city Pingxi. Whywhy assures that the themed lantern this year will be absolutely amazing and refreshing.

In addition, in order to entrench local culture in Pingxi, a regional itinerary combined with the Sky Lantern Festival was launched by the Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government last year (2018) and was soon overwhelmed with excited applicants. In response to the public’s support, the “399 Pingxi Experience Tour” has been upgraded on the base of its money-saving style into a 2019 itinerary version that is waiting for visitors to come on February 16 this year (2019) at the Pingxi Junior High School. In addition to the main activity of releasing sky lanterns at night, tasting and a tutorial on making the traditional cuisine Tshikhakkue (grass cake) and sky lantern accessories, as well as a guided tour of the local historical atmosphere are included.

The limited 100 availabilities will open for registration on the official website of the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/2019skylantern from 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23. First come first served!


For more related information about the "2019 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival", please go to the website of New Taipei City Travel, or join the New Taipei Tour Facebook fan page, or go to the official activity website for inquiries.
Website of New Taipei City Travel: http://tour.ntpc.gov.tw
New Taipei Tour Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ntctour
Official Website of the "2019 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival": https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/2019skylantern