The 2021 Taiwan Lantern Festival has been cancelled due to the Central Government’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19
February 26th – March 7th, 2021
We are proud and happy to accompany the upcoming world famous Taiwan Lantern Festival in Hsinchu 2021. It is hosted by a different city in Taiwan every year. The festival is the cultural highlight of the country and invites many millions of visitors each year to admire and marvel. Host of the upcoming Lantern Festival from 26.02.-07.03.2021 is the city of Hsinchu, also called “windy town” due to its climatic location.
Birgit Zander, Managing Director of the Festival of Lights, was officially appointed “International Advisor” of the Taiwan Lantern Festival 2021 by the Mayor of the City of Hsinchu – Mr. Lin, Chih-Chien – already in February 2020. Among other things, she evaluates artworks submitted as a jury member, gives lectures and advises Hsinchu extensively on the selection of different illuminations and effective 3D video mappings on the city’s buildings and squares.
Mayor Lin, Chih-Chien was a guest of the Festival of Lights in Berlin in 2019 and has been fascinated by the extraordinary light art ever since. Therefore Hsinchu has made it its goal to present a very special combination of traditional Taiwanese lantern art and international light art projects in 2021.