Hakka Tung Blossom Festival launches nationwide

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 05, 2015
By: Lii Wen  /  Staff reporter

People pose at the Hebaoshan Tung Blossom Park in Yunlin’s Gukeng Township yesterday to

People pose at the Hebaoshan Tung Blossom Park in Yunlin’s Gukeng Township yesterday to mark the beginning of the Yunlin County Tung Blossom Festival.  Photo: Huang Shu-lee, Taipei Times

People pose at the Hebaoshan Tung Blossom Park in Yunlin’s Gukeng Township yesterday to mark the beginning of the Yunlin County Tung Blossom Festival. Photo: Huang Shu-lee, Taipei Times

mark the beginning of the Yunlin County Tung Blossom Festival.  Photo: Huang Shu-lee, Taipei Times

Thousands of visitors are expected to climb mountain trails to admire tung tree blossoms after the launch of the Hakka Tung Blossom Festival yesterday.

The annual festival celebrates white tung blossoms — often described as “April snow” or “May snow” — and the cultural heritage of Taiwan’s Hakka community, which makes up about 15 percent of the population.     [FULL  STORY]

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