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“2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival” will be held on Lantern Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival

“2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival” will be held on Lantern Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival
News 2018/2/2
Date 2018/03/02 - 2018/03/02
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release by Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government February 2, 2018
“Hello Pingxi! Very Prosperous! Truly Happy!” Super Sanrio Stars Will Show Up
The Best Option for Spring! For the First Time, Taiwan's Super Popular Sanrio Corporation Collaborates with the Promotion of Pingxi
“2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival” Will be Held on Lantern Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival
[New Taipei City] Pingxi, the best option for spring outings! The Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government has collaborated with Taiwan Sanrio; besides the worldwide famous Hello Kitty, due to the year of dog, including Pom Pom Purin, Cheburashka and Pochacco will together make a group of 4 super stars and show up in Pingxi area. People are welcome to Pingxi for searching and capturing Sanrio Family in the nature wild! Today (2nd), the launch press conference of 2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, “Hello Pingxi! Very Prosperous! Truly Happy!”, officially announced the sky lantern activities will be held on Lantern Festival (March 2) and Mid-Autumn Festival (September 24) with one Releasing Sky Lantern night event individually. On the activity day, besides the spectacular scene of hundred sky lanterns flying into the sky, there will be performances accompanying the general public to spend good time celebrating the festival that symbolizes coziness and reunion. Moreover, from February 12 until March 31, a limited lucky draw activity with limited availabilities, “Hello Pingxi! Search for Sanrio super stars to win good prizes” will be held to welcome everyone come to Pingxi during Chinese New Year holidays for wishing the fulfillment!
A Journey to Pingxi during spring vacation Follow the footsteps of Sanrio stars to spend a good time travelling!
After years of development in Pingxi area, due to lacking of commercial atmosphere, the tourism resources coming along with the nostalgic atmosphere of old streets, abundant natural landscapes, quiet humanity atmosphere and historic coal mine remains, the place has become a highlight of Taiwan in the global tourism market; meanwhile, due to the effect that is successfully driven by the domestic movie, “You're the Apple of My Eye”, last year (2017), Japanese film crew were attracted to pay a visit to Pingxi area with media reports for the shooting scenes to remake the movie in a Japanese version, thus Pingxi area has once again increased its international visibility!
This year, for the first time, the Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government has collaborated with Taiwan Sanrio Corporation to set lovely photo-shooting installations in a total of 9 tourists' attractions during the Chinese New Year holidays, including “Jingtong Coal-Mine Museum”, “Sky Lantern Police Station”, “Pingxi Library”, “Pingxi Old Street”, “Pingxi Station”, “Shifen Waterfall”, “Lingjiao Station”, “Wanggu Station” and “Shidi Dasikeng (Shidi Slope Mine)”, thus the general public can follow the footsteps of Sanrio stars to take a leisure tour in Pingxi.
“Hello Pingxi! Search for Sanrio Super Stars to win good prizes”, A Limited Lucky Draw Activity with Limited Availabilities.
From February 12 until March 31, whoever taking a group photo with either Sanrio installation at above mentioned 9 tourists' attractions and uploading the photos to “New Taipei Tours” Facebook fan page with leaving a message can join the limited good prize lucky draw activity! The New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Hou you-yi indicated that Pingxi area has a variety of tourism resources, people can arrive by taking train or Taiwan Tourist Shuttle- Mucha Pingxi Line (No. 795) to witness the beautiful mountain town, which has been recommended and recognized by internationally famous medias, such as USA Cable News Network (CNN), the world's largest tourism publisher Fodor's and National Geographic Magazine. And, this year, it's a special promotion of Pingxi through the collaboration with Sanrio. Sincerely welcome everyone to take a tour in Pingxi with family for acquiring blessings.
The first series activity of “2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival” will kick off on Lantern Festival
This year is the 20th anniversary of New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival; with the efforts made by official and local non-official organizations, “New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival” has become a renowned international brand of festivity; this year, there will be one session on both Lantern Festival (March 2) and Mid-Autumn Festival (September 24) for releasing sky lanterns. The coming session on Lantern Festival next month will be held between 17:30 and 20:30, in a total of 8 schedules for releasing sky lanterns. The coupon for redeeming a sky lantern for free will be distributed at 10 am on the activity day at Shifen Square. Whoever wants to experience the scene of hundred sky lanterns flying into the sky should never miss the event! Welcome everyone's enthusiastic participation!

2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Activity Information
Activity Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 Lantern Festival
Activity Period: 17:30~20:30
Activity Location: Shifen Square, Pingxi District, New Taipei City (No.136, Nanshanping, Pingxi District, New Taipei City)
For more relevant information about “2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival”, please go to New Taipei City Tourism website, or join New Taipei City Tours Facebook fan page for enquiries.
New Taipei City Travel website: http://tour.ntpc.gov.tw
New Taipei City Tours Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/ntctour