CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Taipei Lantern Festival gets underway

02-13-2011 15:32 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

The Taipei Lantern Festival has kicked off with rabbit-themed beacons decorating the city, in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Crowds were hopping on the first day, with technology adding new twists to the showcase on Taiwan Island.

Hundreds of people braved the drizzle, to view the opening ceremony of the Taipei Lantern Festival.

Students on their way home from school, like 17-year-old Hsu Yu-ying, were amazed by the brilliant spectacle.

Hsu Yu-Ying, Student, said, "I like the LED light display, and how it shoots out. I also like the water show, with the fireworks."

The Taipei Lantern Festival has kicked off with rabbit-themed beacons
decorating the city, in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Chiang Wen-Hsuan, Student, said, "I think the theme lantern is nicely made this year. It's beautiful, and turns around 360 degrees."

Incorporating the latest technological innovations, an "interactive corridor" alongside the theme lantern gives visitors an opportunity to do more than just watch.

Images of Taipei's major landmarks are projected on a screen, where attendees can create floating leafs or fireworks, with just a wave of the hand.

More than 40 large beacons are also on display, most made by student groups and artists from across the city.

The lamps will be on display for 11 days, until February 20th.


Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program