The Dragon Main lantern was lighted on about ten minutes starting since 20:03 on Feb 10 2012 in the stadium of Lukang. Few minutes later, the firework show drove visitors so high so happy.
Goan-siau-cheh is the first full moon during the lunar new year, the fifteenth day of the first month. This dragon year, the Goan-Siau eve was Feb 6 2012. People celebrate it by eating goan-siau, seeing decorative lanterns and answering lantern-riddles.
More than 50 years ago, Taiwan was a agricultural society, and the Taiwanese new year vacation was 15 days; the last day of the new year was the Goan-siau-cheh (Goan-siau festival). Now, Taiwan has industry and business. The new year holiday has been shortened to about just one week only, depending on the western calendar.