Category Archives: festivals

Taiwan’s Techno Gods

Nobody quite knows how it started, and there are several competing stories. But somebody or somebodies in Taiwan got the idea to combine traditional religious temple parades and its deities with techno and pop music, and at the same time … Continue reading

Posted in customs, festivals, folk religion, Kaohsiung, religious life, Taiwan | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Dancing for the Gods

Masked dancers who carry large super life-sized masks and decorations are standard feature in many temple ceremonies in Taiwan.

Posted in art, festivals, folk religion, Taiwan | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2017 Lantern Festival

According to the Chinese zodiac this year’s Chinese New Year rang in the Year of the Rooster, year of the chicken in Chinese, but rooster sounds better in English. Here are some photos from the Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, … Continue reading

Posted in festivals, Taiwan | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Taiwan Street Food 2

Zongzi (粽子), or sticky rice dumplings, are a traditional Chinese food made from glutinous rice and various stuffings, such as meat, mushrooms, dried vegetables, etc. They are then wrapped in bamboo leaves, tied up with strings and boiled or steamed. … Continue reading

Posted in festivals, Taiwan, tradition | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Chinese Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year and usually falls on some day in February or March. In … Continue reading

Posted in culture, festivals, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, tradition, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment