“Baosheng Cultural Festival” has been holding for more than 20 years, which follows the ancient rites to celebrate Taiwan’s temple festivities and combines modernity with folk belief, architecture, social culture and arts. Our goal is to present the cultural charm that lies specifically in Taiwanese temple activities, and creates a vigorous religious extravaganza. We have had a good interaction with performers from Europe and other Asian countries in recent years. As a result, this great event plays an important role in international cultural activities, and shows the beauty of culture and arts unique to Taiwan.
As the highlight of 2017 Baosheng Cultural Festival which runs for two months, the troupes will take turns to give a total of 23 splendid jiaxingxi (theatrical acts traditionally played by local clans) performances, and Taiwanese puppet shows. The Baoan Temple will also perform the sanxian ritual and the yanwang xi banquet. Visitors also can watch Taiwan’s most representative folk array performances (yizhen), as well as the last remaining “Fire Lion” fireworks display (fang huoshi) in Taiwan, which is a mixture of fine paper crafts and the gleaming display of fengpao fireworks.
What’s more, we will have traditional artists from Japan to be our performers for the second consecutive year. Also, guided tours of the historic site, the Baoan Temple Art Exhibition, a photography competition, a seminar on religious beliefs and free medical consultation services are included in the events. We sincerely welcome people from all walks of life to join the boisterous celebration of the birth of Baosheng Dadi (the god of medicine), and enjoy a quality journey to Taiwan’s religious culture.