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Year of the Dragon: Dragons seen all over Taiwan

01-24-2012 10:46 BJT Special Report:2012 Spring Festival |

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Both sides of the Taiwan Strait are sharing the same traditions by celebrating the year of the dragon. And in Taiwan, dragon images can be seen at flower exhibitions, paper cuts, and mostly in the dragon dance.

Flower exhibitions have kicked off in Taipei to welcome the new year, and at least one flower dragon has been spotted flying around and sending blessings out to the people.

86-year-old Li Huanzhang is a famous paper cut artist in Taiwan. For this joyous occasion he cuts 100 dragons with different gestures.

86-year-old Li Huanzhang is a famous paper cut artist in Taiwan. For this joyous occasion
he cuts 100 dragons with different gestures.

Dragon dances are a must at this time of year, and it’s not only a loving sport for adults, but also attracts the new generation. In one county of Taiwan, teenagers and kids perform a dragon dance called "Dragon Blessing China."

Dragon dances can entertain audiences both day and night, because at night the illuminated flying dragon shows up.

Another highlight for folks in Taiwan is the Lantern Festival, which lasts until the 15th of the Lunar New Year.

Another highlight for folks in Taiwan is the Lantern Festival, which lasts until the 15th
of the Lunar New Year.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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