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Taiwan holds festival to celebrate Africa Day

Taiwan holds festival to celebrate Africa Day

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) A three-day festival featuring African films, music and lifestyle was launched Friday in observance of Africa Day, which is celebrated annually on May 25 to mark the independence of various African countries since 1963. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which organized the event, said movies from 12 African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Gambia, will be screened during the festival. A series of free outdoor activities will also be held on the weekend at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, including a fair set up by the Africa Taiwan Economic Forum to showcase African culture at 30 booths, the ministry said. Visitors to the events will have a chance to try African braiding, body painting and drumming, the ministry said. Deputy Foreign Minister Simon Ko and African representatives to Taiwan are expected to attend the formal opening Saturday, according to the ministry. The ministry has been holding annual events to raise public awareness of Africa and its diverse cultures. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-04-14 08:07 GMT+08:00