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A Quick Guide to the Pingxi Lantern Festival 2020

So my phone can't do low light. If you're thinking about heading to Taiwan for the lantern festival, DO IT!  It's a genuinely amazing experience and I can't recommend it highly enough.   It also isn't very popular with western tourists (we saw 5 younger ones during the whole day, then a cruise ship load of 60+ yo/s showed up just for the release, but weren't around most of the time).   There isn't a huge amount of information on the internet and a lot of it may seem confusing (Pingxi?  Shifen?? Different dates?!)   So heres a quick guide from someone who's done it.  If you have any other questions, leave a comment and I'll get back to you ASAP.  When is it?  If you've looked about online you'll see that the date changes every year.  This is because it's based on Chinese New Year which moves around (like Easter).  They generally take place in February, the next celebration is on February 8th 2020 . Where is it? Again, confusing