By: William Yen
Taipei, July 6 (CNA) The annual Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival (YICFFF) opened Saturday in the northeastern county, with over 17,000 visitors participating in a variety of water activities, exhibitions and shows for families and children, according to its organizers.
Chen Ying-liang (陳盈良), a section chief of the county government's Cultural Affairs Bureau (CAB), said the number of visitors hit approximately 17,000 at 4 p.m., an increase of over 2,000 from the opening day last year.
This year, the daily closing time will also be extended from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Chen said.
The festival kicked off with six pools, each with facilities including water slides, spray fountains, and water-themed bouncy castles. [FULL STORY]