Confucius said: One joy dispels a hundred cares.

The Lantern Festival in Taiwan is held at the end of the Chinese New Year, on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar. Its an event organised by the Tourism Authority in Taiwan. The venue for the main event changes every year.

In 2018 it was held in Chiayi. As this is the Year of the Dog there were many displays around this theme, as can be expected. The main display was a boy and his dog and at more than 10 m in height it could be seen from a distance. After the Lantern Festival it found a new home at Tsou Ma Lai, near Yuging. 

I was again amazed at the creativity of the Taiwanese people and I will let the photos tell the story from here. Some photos may have captions. 

Raising the next generation to enjoy a festivall.

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