The island of Taiwan has some unique traditions for the Lantern Festival. In the north, the town of Pingxi hosts a festival of sky lanterns. Visitors can write their wishes on paper lanterns and release them into the sky. Another famous traditional event is held in the south of the island. In the town of Yanshui, people celebrate the Beehive Fireworks Festival, which is one of the most dangerous events in the world. In the event, thousands of firecrackers explode on every corner. Participants have to wear motorcycle helmets and protective clothing.

臺灣這座島有一些獨特的元宵節傳統。在北部,平溪這座城鎮會舉辦天燈節。遊客可以在紙燈籠上寫下自己的願望,然後將其釋放到空中。另一場著名的傳統活動在本島的南部舉行。在鹽水,人們慶祝鹽水蜂炮,這是世界上最危險的活動之一。在活動中,數千個鞭炮在每個角落爆炸。參加者必須戴著摩托車安全帽並穿著防護衣。

生活必備字詞:

unique a. 獨特的,特有的

explode vi. 爆炸

helmet n. 安全帽

 

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