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Hsinchu County to hold festival of Hakka culture

Hsinchu County to hold festival of Hakka culture

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) The Hsinchu county government said on its website Friday it will hold a festival next month to promote Hakka culture, make Taiwan more visible and link it with the international Hakka community. A lighting-up ceremony was launched grandly in Hsinchu County Stadium by the Hsinchu County government in the afternoon to celebrate the beginning of the 2015 Taiwan International Festival of Hakka Culture, which will be held from Oct. 14-25.
The festival will comprise various events that will involve scholars, industry representatives and the general public in a celebration of Hakka culture, according to the website. It is also hoped that the integration of the different participants --including those in industry, the government, academia and research & development institutions -- can rejuvenate Hakka culture and elevate its global presence, it said. The first few days of the festival will focus on a conference on global Hakka development and an industry fair, according to the county government. Hsinchu is home to many of the Hakka people in Taiwan. The feature events of the festival will take place Oct. 17 with a series of street performances, a Hakka drum demonstration, and a decorative lighting display. (By Lu Kang-chun and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-24 11:07 GMT+08:00