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2021 New Year fireworks show on Taipei 101 building shared as visuals of Diwali celebrations in Taiwan

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A video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of the Diwali fireworks show on the iconic Taipei 101 building in Taiwan. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Visuals of Diwail fireworks show on the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan.

Fact: The video shared in the post shows the 2021 New Year fireworks event on the iconic Taipei 101 building in Taiwan. Taipei 101’s annual fireworks show welcomed the arrival of 2021 with 16,000 fireworks. This firework show has nothing to do with the Diwali festival. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, similar visuals were found in a few old videos published on social media. They can be seen here, here, and here. These users mentioned it as the 2021 New Year fireworks show on the iconic Taipei 101 building in Taiwan. When we searched for more sources using these keywords, we found a similar video on the ‘Taiwan News’ YouTube channel. The ‘Taiwan News’ had published this video with the title, “New Year’s 2021: Taipei 101 fireworks show”.

The ‘Taiwan News’ had published an article regarding this 2021 New Year fireworks show on the Taipei building. According to the article, Taipei 101’s annual fireworks show welcomed the arrival of 2021 with 16,000 fireworks, witnessed by tens of thousands of viewers gathered for the event. The Taipei 101 building has been reportedly hoisting this New year fireworks event since 2005. Several other news websites published articles and videos related to the 2021 New Year fireworks event on the Taipei 101 building. They can be seen here and here.

Tsai lng-wen, the President of Taiwan had greeted Indians all around the world, a happy Diwali on 04 November 2021. In 2020, the Taiwan Government had organized a mega Diwali festival celebration in Taipei. Reporting this event, several news websites have published articles in 2020. They can be seen here and here. But, the video shared in the post is related to the 2021 New Year firework event on Taipei 101 building, not the Diwali celebrations.

To sum it up, the 2021 New Year fireworks show on Taipei 101 building is shared as visuals of Diwali celebrations in Taiwan.

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