Tainan, with its rich cultural history spanning back to the Ming Dynasty, will celebrate this year's lantern festival in the spirit of contemporary environmentalism. Tens of thousands of recycled objects have been transformed into more than 50 lanterns to remind the public of the importance of recycling.
\nThis year's celebrations in Tainan will be held at Anping Port, one of the city's historical tourist attractions, from tomorrow until March 6. Hundreds of lanterns will be lit up simultaneously tomorrow evening. During the festival, a three-minute light show will be held every half hour.
\nAccording to the Tainan City Government, of the roughly 900 lanterns on display, more than 50 were produced from recycled materials.
\nEnvironmental Protection Administration (EPA) head Chang Juu-en (
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