Taiwan Lantern Festival
joseph rosendo's travelscope

Mon, Oct 17 7:00 P.M. NHPBS  

Joseph, a winner of the 2013 Taiwan Tourism Festival Awards, deepens his understanding of Taiwan and its people by criss-crossing the island during the Taiwan Lantern Festival. A celebration of light, culture and tradition, the festival is a Chinese holiday more than 2, 000 years old. Joseph discovers that while the Taiwan Lantern Festival has its electric side, it also values the human touch. While the festival showcases the country's modern, technological side, it also honors its historic customs and traditions. Joseph explores these cultural connections at the national display of lanterns in Hsinshu, in historic temples and at street-side puppet shows, by enjoying traditional foods and, in the mountain district of Pingshi, by joining in the poignant release of thousands of sky lanterns which carry the wishes and dreams of locals and visitors heavenward.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 712

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Mon, Oct 17 7:00 P.M. Taiwan Lantern Festival     NHPBS

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, Sep 27 7:00 P.M. Cruising The Mediterranean     NHPBS
Wed, Sep 28 7:30 A.M. Myanmar Irrawaddy River Adventure     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Sep 28 7:00 P.M. Christmas In Switzerland     NHPBS
Thu, Sep 29 7:30 A.M. Christmas Celebrations Around The Globe     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Sep 29 7:00 P.M. Passage Through Chile's Tierra Del Fuego Around Cape Horn     NHPBS
Fri, Sep 30 7:30 A.M. Taiwan Naturally     NH EXPLORE
Fri, Sep 30 7:00 P.M. The Many Faces of Los Cabos, Mexico     NHPBS
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Fri, Sep 30 9:30 P.M. Dreamin' California's Coast - Malibu to Big     NH CREATE
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Sat, Oct 1 12:00 A.M. Tokyo, Japan - Celebrating The Past and Present     NH CREATE
Sat, Oct 1 12:30 A.M. Cruising The Mediterranean     NH CREATE

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