I checked out one of the most colourful temple festivals today at Baoan temple, in Taipei.
Its a really beautiful old temple that has been carefully preserved.
The festival marks the birthday of the God of Medicine
There all all kinds of floats, processions, acrobatics, and parading of statues from the temple on sedan chairs.
Its colourful; flamboyant and fun; and of course, very noisy; with firecrackers set off before each new troupe performs outside the temple.