Hsinchu County to hold festival of Hakka culture

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/25
By: Lu Kang-chun and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) The Hsinchu county government said on its website Friday it will

Photo courtesy of Hsinchu County government

Photo courtesy of Hsinchu County government

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.     [FULL  STORY]

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