Mask carnival in New Taipei devoted to Philippine independence day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/14
By: Wang Hung-kuo and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, June 14 (CNA) The New Taipei City government and the Philippine Representative 201506140019t0001Office in Taiwan jointly held a mask carnival at the public square in front of the New Taipei City Hall Sunday in celebration of Philippine independence day.

The festive carnival, hosted by New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) and de facto Philippine ambassador in Taiwan Antonio Basilio, drew crowds of local people and Filipinos with musical and dance performances as well as a dazzling mask parade.

Chu said he was happy to celebrate the Philippine festival along with new immigrants from the Southeast Asian country. He also expressed thanks to the Filipino workers who have contributed or are continuing to contribute toward the development of New Taipei.     [FULL  STORY]

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