Cities in Taiwan host early lantern fairs
Special Report:2014 Spring Festival
The Lantern Festival is fast approaching, with Friday marking the end of the Lunar New Year festivities. But even though there're still a few days to go, lantern fairs are already being held in various cities in Taiwan.
In the city of Taizhong, the annual lantern fair gets a huge head start. As it's the Year of the Horse, the equine animal features prominently here. A 10-meter high horse lantern rises up to the night sky, as over 10,000 onlookers show up for the opening ceremony.
A 10-meter high horse lantern rises up in Taizhong, celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival.