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Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival 2011 b&w 平溪天燈節

B&W version of "watching 60 sky lanterns released simultaneously in Jingtong Elementary School", to view color version.

"In order to appeal for Heaven's blessings following the 921 earthquake, the Taipei County Government specially commisioned a huge heavenly lantern sixty-seven meters in height and weighing two hunderd kilograms for the 2000 Pingxi Heavenly Lantern Festival." Since then, the Sky Lanterns Festival becomes a very special day in Taipei County's Pingxi Twonship.

feel free to view all my photos about Sky lanterns festival 平溪天燈節.

2011 平溪天燈節,第一場施放天燈活動2/6在菁桐國小舉行,主題是「精彩桐心,希望無限」,自傍晚6時起到9時結束,新北市觀光旅遊局免費提供600顆天燈分十波次給民眾施放。另外兩場施放天燈活動將免費提供共4000盞天燈給民眾,分別會在2/12平溪國中與2/17十分天燈廣場舉辦。

 

Pingxi, Taipei County, Taiwan

2011/2/6

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Taken on February 6, 2011