TAIPEI (The China Post) – The 9-day 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival drew to a successful close on Feb. 24, with the highly popular carnival parade wandering through Zhonghua Road starting from 3 p.m. despite the heavy rain.
為期 9 天的台北燈節今（ 24 ）日落幕，最受歡迎的踩街嘉年華遊行也在下午 3 點在中華路登場，雖然今日雨勢不斷，仍澆熄不了民眾熱情。
It was also a successful overseas debut for the much anticipated “Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Special Parade.” The event also featured Bravo the Bear and Peppa Pig, bringing the traditional celebration to a climax.
其中，眾所期待的「東京迪士尼度假區 35 周年慶特別遊行」首次在海外演出，而受到小朋友歡迎的熊讚、粉紅豬小妹佩佩等，也讓現場氣氛再掀起一波高潮。
According to the Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government, thousands had already been waiting in line to watch the parade starting from noon despite the bad weather.
The parade departed from Fuxing Elementary School, marching all the way along Zhonghua 1st Road to the intersection of Zhonghua Road and Guiyang Street.
The parade began with Disney superstars Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse marching with professional dancers and eighty kids in the city in their raincoat.
打頭陣的「東京迪士尼度假區 35 周年慶特別遊行」，米奇、米妮等迪士尼明星穿著雨衣登場，同時安排專業舞者及台北市 80 名小朋友一起同行。
As soon as the music started, the crowd started hailing and dancing to the beats and rhythm.
The parade featured four other attractions, including “Taipei Glory,” “Year of the Pig,” “International City,” and “Vitality Taipei.” Performance groups from Taipei First Girls High School such as its marching band, cheerleading squad, and lion dance drumming team were also performing for the occasion.
其他遊行隊伍包含光榮城市、豬事大吉、國際都會、活力台北 4 大梯隊，表演團體包括北一女中等學校樂儀隊、啦啦隊、獅鼓隊等。
Nearly a thousand other performers were participating in nine musical decorated floats as well as thirty other performance groups.
還有多元音樂元素花車與表演團體，共有 9 輛花車、超過 30 個團隊演出、近千人的共同參與。