Keelung holds singing event to celebrate 9-9

The China Post
Date: October 7, 2016
By: Tammy Liu


George Hsieh (謝國樑), right, awards a trophy to Mayor Lin You-chang (林右昌) at the 2016 Honor Elderly Singing Celebration (重陽敬老歌唱大會) in Keelung City on Wednesday Oct. 5. (By Tammy Liu, The China Post)

Double Ninth Festival (九九重陽節), also known as Chung Yeung Festival, is a significant day to honor the elderly on the 9th day of the 9th month of the year in the Chinese lunar calendar. Government and civil organizations traditionally host events to show their respect to senior citizens. Various activities, such as releasing an annual allowance for the elderly, climbing mountains, filial piety awards, a karaoke singing competition and more, are held within a week of the 9th.

The Double Ninth Festival falls on Saturday, Oct. 9 this year. President Li Bor-yuan (李伯元) of the Mr. Hsieh Ching-yun Culture and Education Foundation (謝清雲先生文教基金會) coordinated with the Keelung City Government, Municipal Council and Taroko Group (大魯閣集團) to host the 5th annual Honor Elderly Singing Celebration (重陽敬老歌唱大會).

Rotary International (扶輪社) District 3490, You-Li Enterprise (優利企業) and the Community Service Center (民眾服務社) attended the event on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Numerous heads of city government, councilors, association leaders and about 200 people from local dancing groups participated in the event. The opening dance “Soaring Black Kite”(翱翔) (Keelung City Bird) was performed by the well-known Feng Hsiang Dance Troupe and featured special choreography to win the national first excellence award.    [FULL  STORY]

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