The 2021 Taiwan Lantern Festival which was originally scheduled to be held in Hsinchu, was previously canceled due to the pandemic.
However, as the situation gradually came under control in Taiwan, the Hsinchu City government announced that the original event will be transformed into the “2021 Light Coming” arts festival this summer.
Prior to the “Light Coming” festival to be held on July 9, the city is also displaying lanterns at the Confucius Square, and has hinted that a bazaar will be held as a “warm–up” for the festival.
From April 24 to May 2, over 300 sets of lanterns will be displayed at the plaza in front of Hsinchu’s Confucius Temple.
Recently, many of the lantern creations have already appeared and will be lit every night from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., becoming the most beautiful spot in Hsinchu at night.
On the weekends of April 24 and May 1, street performers and student groups will perform around the square, and a “Cultural and Creative Market” with more than 80 booths will be held from 3:00 p.m. onwards, allowing people to stroll around until the evening to enjoy the lights.
新竹光臨藝術節花燈競賽 | Hsinchu “Light Coming” Arts Festival
活動日期 | Event dates：2021年4月24日至5月2日正式展出，每晚18時30分至22時點燈 | 2021/04/24-2021/05/02; every night from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
文創市集 | Bazaar：4月24日、5月1日兩個周末，下午15點起 | 2021/04/24- 2021/04/25 and 2021/05/01-2021/05/02, from 3:00 p.m.