Taiwan Matsu Festival & Islands
joseph rosendo's travelscope

Joseph returns to Taiwan to follow in the path of Taiwan's Matsu Pilgrimage, said to be the largest religious procession in the world, and to explore the islands named in the deity's honor. Blessed with magical powers, Matsu, Taiwan's superstar deity teaches creating balance in our lives and the lesson is illustrated in the nine-day Matsu Pilgrimage, which melds an exuberant worldly celebration with a mindful spiritual journey. It is literally an explosive event that encompasses the many sides of the Taiwanese nature. Complementing the festival is Joseph's visit to the Matsu Islands, 100 miles from Taiwan while only 6 from China, revealing the resolute and determined survival instincts of the Taiwanese. Since the first Fujian fishermen came to the Matsu Islands in the 14th century, the archipelago has been a refuge. On his travels, Joseph discovers that for centuries, the islanders have weathered natural and political storms through their connections with each other and the sea. Today after decades of living in the shadow of war, they are ready to celebrate their historic, cultural and natural treasures.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 1003

About Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope:

The Daytime Emmy-winning travel series Travelscope- now re-titled JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE- scales new heights of adventure, natural splendor and cultural richness this season.

Host Joseph Rosendo journeys from the California coast to the islands of Hong Kong and to Chile's Tierra del Fuego.

Along the way, he encounters the heights of natural beauty in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast region of British Columbia, celebrates Christmas in Switzerland and circumnavigates the tip of South America.

The series' hallmark remains the rich cultural interchanges between Joseph and the local population.

He joins the parade of medieval guilds during Zurich's spring festival, shares devotions with a holy man in a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia and explores the mysteries behind the stone figures on Easter Island.


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Tue, May 28 7:00 A.M. Taiwan Lantern Festival     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, May 28 10:30 A.M. Nicaragua - Culturally Rich and Naturally Beautiful     NH Create (11.4)
Tue, May 28 5:30 P.M. Nicaragua - Culturally Rich and Naturally Beautiful     NH Create (11.4)
Tue, May 28 7:00 P.M. Sechselauten - Switzerland's Spring Festival     NHPBS (11.1)
Tue, May 28 10:30 P.M. Nicaragua - Culturally Rich and Naturally Beautiful     NH Create (11.4)
Wed, May 29 7:00 A.M. La Joie De Vivre In Quebec City, Canada     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, May 29 7:00 P.M. Dreamin' California's Coast - Malibu to Big     NHPBS (11.1)
Thu, May 30 7:00 A.M. Taiwan - Iron Pathways to Adventure - Part 1     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, May 30 10:30 A.M. Berlin and Western Poland - Over The Borderline     NH Create (11.4)
Thu, May 30 5:30 P.M. Berlin and Western Poland - Over The Borderline     NH Create (11.4)
Thu, May 30 7:00 P.M. San Miguel De Allende, Celebrating in the Heart Of Mexico     NHPBS (11.1)
Thu, May 30 10:30 P.M. Berlin and Western Poland - Over The Borderline     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, May 31 7:00 A.M. Taiwan - Iron Pathways to Adventure - Part 2     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, May 31 7:00 P.M. Ontario, Canada's Niagara Peninsula - Toronto And Beyond     NHPBS (11.1)
Tue, Jun 4 7:00 A.M. Uncovering South Korea     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Jun 4 10:30 A.M. Zermatt, Switzerland - Under the Shadow of the Matterhorn     NH Create (11.4)


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