or: Don’t let the title fool you. Half of this blog post is actually about food… (。_。)
The Taipei Lantern Festival is an annual event hosted by the Tourism Bureau and the Taipei City Government. Traditionally, lantern festivals are held 15 days into the lunar new year, and there might be a couple of lantern festivals simultaneously being celebrated in different parts of Taiwan. (This one went on for 11 days.) Not being familiar with festival schedules, I only learnt about it the night before it officially commenced. Even so, it was an opportunity to get involved in the local culture that I didn’t want to miss.