This year's Taiwan Lantern Festival will feature bluefin tuna, which is a departure from tradition.
The festival is set to kick off in southern Pintung County on February 19. The event will run through early March. The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Pintung County is known for its bluefin tuna. The tourism bureau has decided to try something new and make the theme lantern more in line with local culture, history and food. The theme lantern features a jumping bluefin tuna, a symbol of a bumper harvest.
In previous years, the traditional festival always centered on the animal of the Chinese zodiac, which happens to be pigs this year. Still, visitors will receive a pig-themed, hand-held lantern as a souvenir, which can be used as a piggy bank as well.