Taipei Valentine’s Day postponed to Aug. 29 due to Typhoon Bavi

The annual Dadaocheng fireworks will take place on August 29, featuring a 480-second firework display that will illuminate the sky over Taipei.(圖/台北市觀傳局|Courtesy of Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government postponed Taipei Valentine’s Day on Tuesday to Aug. 29 due to Typhoon Bavi.

The Commissioner of the Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government, Liu Yi-teng (劉奕霆) said that the event, which will feature a 480-second-long firework display that will illuminate the sky over Taipei, was put off because of the typhoon.

After an urgent discussion and assessment by the city authorities, Taipei Valentine’s Day will be delayed to Aug. 29 and the event schedule and activities remain unaltered, including a romantic firework display that will last for 480 seconds and a 5-hour pop concert with A-list singers such as Wanfang (萬芳) and Eve Ai (艾怡良).

Although there will be some minor adjustments to the creative product markets and the “puncar” food trucks, the event will be nevertheless splendid, authorities said. People are welcome to attend Taipei Valentine’s Day with family, friends and their loved ones. 

The Commissioner of the Department of Information and Tourism reminded the public that traffic control will be implemented on August 29 around the watergate and downtown areas.

Vehicles are prohibited to enter No.1 to No.6 watergate along the Tamsui River from 6 a.m, August 29. Traffic control will be applied to the surrounding area from 6 p.m and some bus routes will change accordingly.

Please keep in mind that the parking lots in the riverbank area will be closed from 10 a.m August 28. There will be no parking spot available on the day of the event, so it is highly recommended to take the MRT. 

In addition, the public is also welcome to visit Yongle Plaza (永樂廣場) for #InstaWorthy photos. The venue opens from 6 to 10 p.m every day until Sep. 20.