The Taiwan Lantern Festival is an annual event hosted by the Tourism Bureau ( in Taiwan to celebrate the Lantern Festival. There are many activities all over Taiwan during Taiwan Lantern Festival. During the festival, thousands of sky lanterns light over Pingxi District (平溪) in Taiwan. In Yanshui District, the firecrackers ceremony of Wumiao Temple is also one of the important activities.
The Tainan Yanshui Fireworks Display ("beehive of fireworks") was originally celebrated to ward of evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingshi Sky Lanterns were released originally to let others know that the town was safe. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and images relating to the owner. These two events are known together as "Fireworks in the South, Sky Lanterns in the North."