March 3, 2018 14:04 IST

Taiwan celebrates Chinese New Year with Lantern Festival 2018

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen turned on the lights on Friday evening to mark the opening of the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which will run until March 11. Credit: (Photo by JESSICA HELENA WUYSANG/AFP/Getty Images)
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This photo taken on March 2, 2018 shows participants taking part in the Cap Go Meh Festival, also known as Yuanxiao festival in China, which marks the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Singkawang, Indonesia's West Kalimantan. Credit: (Photo by JESSICA HELENA WUYSANG/AFP/Getty Images)
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The exhibition features the main lantern (Nature-born Loyalty), which depicts an indigenous child with Taiwanese dog portraying the theme of loyal auspiciousness. Credit: (Photo by JESSICA HELENA WUYSANG/AFP/Getty Images)
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It depicts not only the zodiac animal of the year but also includes a Taiwan indigenous child waving so that spectators can feel if the child is greeting them and sending them good wishes with a smile. Credit: (Photo by JESSICA HELENA WUYSANG/AFP/Getty Images)
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According to Chang, Hwa-Kuan, Magistrate of Chiayi County, the lanterns that are showcased are reused, with some going to exhibitions. Credit: (Photo by JESSICA HELENA WUYSANG/AFP/Getty Images)