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Foot-washing event held to promote filial piety

Foot-washing event held to promote filial piety

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Nearly 20,000 people attended a foot-washing event in the Presidential Office plaza Sunday to advocate and promote the traditional family value of filial piety and mark the National Sports Day. Chang Chao-kuo (???), president of the event's organizer, the Republic of China Sports Federation (ROCSF), said that the activity aimed to spread the traditional culture of filial piety, which he believes is "the essence of Chinese and Taiwanese culture." It was the third year in a row that the large-scale foot-washing event was held to heighten awareness among young people of the importance of filial piety and inspire people to treat their parents and other senior citizens better. One of the participants was Weng Li-you (???), the winner of the 20th Golden Melody Awards (???) for Best Taiwanese Male Singer. He said he was deeply touched upon seeing the younger participants washing the feet of their parents or elder family members. Such a significant activity should take place every year, Weng said. Hsu Shu-ching (???), the 2012 Olympic Games women weightlifting silver medalist, also attended the event by washing the feet of her coach Tsai Wen-yi (???), who she said is like her father, knowing her well. Tsai, a 1984 Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist, said he hopes the event will spread the value of filial piety from the Republic of China to the world. When the foot-washing event was held in 2011 on the site, 4,363 pairs of feet were washed, breaking a Guinness World Record for the most people washing their elders' feet at the same time. (By Wang Cheng-chung and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-27 03:14 GMT+08:00