Want China Times
A mass foot-washing event that drew 20,000 participants last year will be staged in The foot-washing event in front of the Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei, Oct. 12, 2014. (File photo/Wang Chin-ho)
Taiwan’s Presidential Office plaza and Ketagalan Boulevard in October to highlight the traditional family value of filial piety, organizers said Tuesday.
“You may ask, if I want to wash my parents’ feet, why not just do it at home instead of so openly as in the Presidential Office plaza?” said Chang Chao-kuo, president of the Republic of China Sports Federation, which is organizing the annual event for the third year in a row.
Based on the records of the previous two events at the site, Chang said he saw many tearful “reunions” of parents and children–touching scenes that prove actions speak louder than words.
He stressed that parents are not the only targets of the foot-washing ritual. “You can do that for your elders, teachers, coaches and mentors,” Chang said, adding that the purpose is to “express our gratitude for those who have helped us with love and dedication.” [FULL STORY]