Newspaper article China Post

Global Fireworks Teams to Light Up Penghu Skies from April 22

Newspaper article China Post

Global Fireworks Teams to Light Up Penghu Skies from April 22

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Penghu International Fireworks Festival starts April 22 and runs to June 22 featuring fireworks displays and other activities, the organizer announced.

Fireworks displays, along with activities and performances, will take place every Monday and Thursday during the festival, said the Penghu County government's tourism department.

The department held a press conference Wednesday to announce the festival. The press conference was also attended by representatives from its sponsors, including Shin Kong Life Insurance, Far Eastern Air Transport, Mandarin Airlines and Uni Air.

Wang Hsing-pei, head of the Penghu tourism department, noted that this year some of the activities would take place for the first time at five smaller islands: Wangan, Chimei, Chipei, Hsiyu and Penghsi.

The fireworks displays and activities are specifically designed for each of the islands to highlight their respective characteristics, Wang said. …

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