In Pingxi, every year during the Lantern Festival, people have their wishes written on sky lanterns, and release them to the skies during the Pingxi International Sky Lantern Festival. In 2009, the Lantern Festival had the presence of sky lanterns from Japan and Mexico on February 7, and ones from China on February 9.
Note: Hanyu Pinyin is the national standard and promulgated by the Ministry of Interior. Exceptions: "Tamsui" instead of "Danshui," cardinal direction districts, and names of special municipalities and provincial cities. ¹ — Mountain Indigenous District