Teachers’ Day in Taiwan – September 28
Taiwan annually celebrates Teachers’ Day, also known as Confucius Day on September 28. This holiday commemorates the birthday of Confucius, who is believed to be the model master educator in ancient China.
Celebration of Teachers’ Day occurs in the temples of Confucius all around Taiwan. A number of dancers and musicians participate in this festival which is known as the Grand Ceremony Dedicated to Confucius.
In addition to the religious festival, all the teachers are awarded for their excellent work and efforts. The celebration of Teachers’ Day is a good opportunity for students to visit their teachers and express their words of gratitude and respect.
Saturday Nights at The Taipei Zoo: Guide to Extended Hour Activities
The 2018 Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp, themed ‘The Almighty Animal Caretaker’ will be scheduled across the Saturday evenings of the summer months.
Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo Schedule
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In the case of emergencies, the organizers reserve the rights to alter, change or suspend the activity. For any details not covered, the organizers retain the right to make supplementary announcements based on its discretion at any time in accordance to related regulations or explanations.
The Special ‘Keeper’s Talk’ will be scheduled for the extended hours on Saturday evenings during the summer months. Also to note, all those who attend the entire “Keeper’s Talk” program and join their related Facebook fan page will receive an animal-themed badge!
Source: The Official Taipei Zoo Facebook page
Spotlighted Animal Timetable
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Source: Extended Hour Guide, Travel Taipei
The 2018 Taipei Water Festival is scheduled from July 21st to August 25th.
Registration Time: 1700 – 1730.
Registration Venue: Wildlife Conservation Market Service Counter (the first tent on the left side of the main stage).
Method of Registration: On site with limited openings.
Competition Categories: Elementary School; Middle and High School; Adults.
Extended Hours during Summer Months
Taipei Zoo will remain open on Saturday evenings until 2100.
July: 7, 14, 21, and 28.
August: 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Night Tickets: NT$30.
Time Available: 1600 – 2000 (EasyCard accepted).
Admission Direction: Visitors will need to enter from the Main Gate Plaza after 1600 as the Taipei Zoo South Station of the Maokong Gondola will remain closed during night hours. Therefore, the onsite ticket booth will stop selling tickets at 1600.
Education Center and Zoo Train: Free from 1630 onwards.
English address: Taipei Zoo – No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116.
Chinese address: 116台北市文山區新光路二段30號.
Travel by MRT: MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line: Get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
(for MRT route information, visit Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation).
MRT Nangang/Banqiao/Tucheng Line: Get off at Taipei City Hall Station, and then take bus route G1, BR18 or BR21 to Taipei Zoo.
Travel by Bus: Get off at Taipei Zoo Stop by: 236, 237, 282, 294, 295, 611, 676, 679, 793, 933, S12, BR3, BR6, BR11, BR15, BR18, BR21, G1, 1501, 1503 or 1558. (for bus route information, visit the Taipei Bus Information and Transit System).
Travel by Car:
National Freeway No.1 (Zhongshan Highway): Jiangou North Highway → turn left on Xinhai Road → Second Northern Highway → Wanfang Interchange (toward Muzha) → turn left into Muzha Road → turn right onto Wanfu Bridge → turn right onto Xinguang Road.
National Freeway No.3 (Second Northern Highway): Muzha Interchange → National Highway No. 3A → Wanfang Interchange (toward Muzha) →turn left into Muzha Road → turn right onto Wanfu Bridge → turn right onto Xinguang Road.
National Freeway No.3 (Second Northern Highway): Muzha Interchange → turn right onto Xinguang Road.
Parking and Prices:
● There is a large riverbank parking lot outside the entrance. Please refer to the Department of Transportation for further information.
● The MRT Taipei Zoo Parking Lot is open on holidays. Please refer to the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation for further information.
The use of public transportation is encouraged.
The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)
The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.
The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.
The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.
For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)
Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website
Is it free?
Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.
You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).
Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.
Where is it?
There are venues all over the city.
The full address is:
Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C
How to get there?
From the MRT:
Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.
When does this event start and end?
(2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)
It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.
Bao Sheng Cultural Festival 2018
Emperor Bao Sheng (Medicine God) was born on the 15th day of the third lunar month. On that day every year, the Bao’an Temple hosts a special ritual and organizes a Bao Sheng Cultural Festival.
The cultural festival includes a series of religious and folkloric cultural activities and events, including festive procession, birthday celebration, and setting off of Fire Lion firecrackers, the fire walking ritual and Surname Folk Opera Series of the Folk Theater.
What is expected to be there?
There will be various amount of events, such as musical performances, guided tours of the ancient heritage sites, and talks on Chinese medicine. There are also free clinics, cultural and arts contests.
What is it about?
It is an annual cultural festival which gives a new cultural dimension to the traditional folk celebration, becoming a unique event that incorporates religious, cultural, tourist and folkloric elements. As it’s a major cultural feast in Northern Taiwan, visitors are invited to observe these festivities.
Is it free?
Yes, it’s free to attend, in fact visitors are invited to observe these festivities.
Where is it?
It’s at the iconic Dalongdong Baoan Temple in Taipei.
The full address is, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
How to get there?
You can get there by taking the MRT, red line to Yuanshan Station. It’s about a 10-11 minutes’ walk to the temple.