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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

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2017 Lantern Festival — 2

Here are some more photos from the 2017 Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Each year it takes place along the banks of the Love River. This year the city added a nightly fireworks display.

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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

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Another Brick in the Wall!

This week’s photo challenge is “Earth”. It is hard to know where to start and where to end. Earth surrounds our life in so many ways. Most of us live in houses made from bricks, cement and stone. In hot … Continue reading

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Chinese Folk Religion

Taiwan enjoys a colorful and diverse religious life, mainly featuring Chinese culture and tradition. Elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are often mingled together with various deities, so that people speak of Chinese Folk Religion. These three young men are dressed … Continue reading

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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

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