Radio Taiwan International
The annual Passport to Taiwan Festival in Manhattan’s Union Square was a festive
success on Sunday. Crowds flocked to the festival to enjoy the food, folk culture, traditional music, and performances featuring Taiwanese, Hakka and aboriginal performers.
The event is a highlight of Taiwanese American Heritage Week in New York City. This year a total of 53 stalls served crowds eager to get a taste of Taiwanese culture on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
At the event, New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, whose wife is Taiwanese, praised Taiwan’s excellent cuisine. He encouraged visitors to travel to Taiwan to enjoy the local food for themselves.
The tourism bureau hopes the popular event can attract more visitors to Taiwan.