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No matter when you visit Taiwan, there’s bound to be a festival somewhere on the island. Lunar New Year is celebrated in late winter, followed by the Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival and lantern festivals throughout the island. In spring, fireworks explode over the Penghu Islands and music fans flock to Kaohsiung and Kending. The City God is welcomed with fanfare on Kinmen Island and in northern Taiwan. Summer erupts with the Mazu Pilgrimage, the Bao'an Folk Arts Festival, the International Balloon Festival, and the Chinese Ghost Festival. Adding to this are the Taipei Film Festival and an array of indigenous celebrations. The Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival straddles two seasons, running from February to July. Fall and winter see Confucius celebrating his birthday alongside jazz events and the Taipei Arts Festival. The triennial Burning of the Wangye Boats occur just before winter along the southwestern coast. Lower temperatures in fall, winter, and early spring attract multiple sports events like marathons and bicycle racing.