The Tourism Bureau is gearing up for the Taiwan Lantern Festival by revealing the design for this year’s main lantern.

The festival, to open in Taichung on February 27th, will feature a 23.4 meter lantern in the shape of a golden ram, in honor of the Year of the Sheep for the upcoming lunar year.

It is the tallest main lantern in five years.

The lighting of the main lantern is scheduled for March 5th, the first day of the Lantern Festival holiday.

Visitors can get their hands on multi-colored handheld lanterns in the shape of sheep, which will be distributed on site.

The main festival exhibition is near Wuri District’s high-speed rail station, but festival-goers can also check out two more sites, one in Taichung Park, the other in Fongyuan District, all open until March 15th.


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