The 2017 Taichung Lantern Festival will be launched grandly at Taichung Park and the Taichung City Seaport Art Center from February 5 to February 19. On the 15th of the 1st lunar month, it is generally regarded as the end of the Lunar New Year. People tend to call it the small new year. On that day, every family will celebrate vividly, releasing firecrackers, eating gelatinous rice balls, and more. Immersed in a lively atmosphere, people enjoy the day in a festive mood, and expect the country to prosper and people to enjoy peace. In an environment filled with good fortune, people “have fun at the Lantern Festival”. This year is the year of the chicken. We invited sculptors, illustrators, and plane designers to participate in the design of the lanterns. Designed in the form of “Phoenix Flower Blooms,” it is the main lanterns’ theme. They are installed in Taichung Park and the Taichung City Seaport Art Center, in each of them, a 12m tall lantern is placed in the form of feng (male phoenix) and huang (female phoenix). Different from past activities, sensual experiences are added to the design. Interactive effects are added to minor lanterns. In the mentioned sites, delicious local food and themed night shows are presented. The lanterns are turned on from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in the twin-lantern zones. We welcome people from different parts of Taiwan and international visitors to come and enjoy with us.