— by Daphne K. Lee: Keelung, a rainy port city in Taiwan, is in the limelight at least for one month every year, usually between August and September.

The Covid-19 pandemic did not prevent enthusiastic visitors from joining an evening-long ceremony on Tuesday. Crowds filled the streets of Keelung and its seaside for an elaborate parade and a sacrificial rite that involved releasing water lanterns against violent waves…

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