[A video tour of the festival is located above.]
More than Just a Flower Festival
The Changhua Flower Festival, which was held in February this year, has long since come and gone, but this year it was more than just a festival. The day we went was the first time that I had felt normal in weeks and it was the first activity that I truly enjoyed as the morning sickness and fatigue had fully subsided.
Also, it was right after Chinese New Year and the year of the monkey had just commenced. The New Lunar Year brought new meaning with it as our little boy, which is scheduled to enter the world at the beginning of July, will be a monkey [according to the Chinese zodiac.] When we went to Xizhou, we had no idea if our baby was a boy or a girl, but it was very cool to see the male and female monkey creations scattered around the park as well as the building.
Like previous years, the theme centered around the Chinese zodiac of the New Lunar Year. And as I previously stated above, this is the year of the monkey, so there were lots of cute monkey displays mixed among the flower arrangements.
Location & Time
This festival always takes place in Xizhou Park in, you guessed it, Xizhou, Changhua County. It normally starts on the first day of the New Lunar Year and runs for about two weeks [but the duration sometimes varies from year to year.] Plus, like most festivals in Taiwan, admission is free.
It had been awhile since my camera had a workout, so I went all out photographing and videoing the event. I apologize in advance if you are sick of flower photos popping up all too often on my blog, but what can I say, I am truly a sucker for flowers.
….Which leads me to my question – What do you like to photograph?
And as always, thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend, everyone!