The culture and festivals in Taipei are very colorful. Taiwanese culture is influenced primarily by the Chinese and the Japanese cultures. The aborigines, Americans, and Europeans have also influenced the present Taiwanese culture to some extent. As such, there are a lot of interesting festivals that are celebrated in Taipei. If you want to experience more of the local culture, you can plan your trip to Taiwan’s capital during certain festival celebrations.
The Chinese Lantern Festival is one of the most awaited festivals in Taiwan. It is celebrated toward the end of the Chinese New Year, during the first full moon of the lunar year. People make lanterns and let them float up into the sky. The sight of hundreds of lanterns going up into the sky is worth visiting Taipei for.