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Taipei Events

Taipei Dragon Boat Festival

Re-enacts the tragic story of poet Chu Yuan, along the Keelung River.

Date: 30 May 2017
Cost:

Free.


The Ghost Festival

A month-long carnival in temples and on the streets in honour of the ancestors.

Date: 17 August 2017

The Lantern Festival (Taipei)

Welcomes the zodiac animal of the Chinese New Year.

Date: 02 March 2018
Venue: In front of the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

Tomb Sweeping Day

Also known as Qingming Festival, this annual event around Asia is when families honour their ancestors. Grave sites are tended to, and offerings such as fruit and chicken are made, and the ceremonial burning of spirit money takes place.

Date: 05 April 2018

Matsu's Birthday

Matsu is the Goddess of the Sea, and celebrations take place all over Asia. In Taipei, they're centred at Ciyou Temple, and parades take place across the city.

Date: 08 May 2018

Taipei Dragon Boat Festival

Re-enacts the tragic story of poet Chu Yuan, along the Keelung River.

Date: 18 June 2018
Cost:

Free.


The Ghost Festival

A month-long carnival in temples and on the streets in honour of the ancestors.

Date: 25 August 2018

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