By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, March 25 (CNA) A total of 148 foreign students took part in the annual Dajia
Mazu pilgrimage in Taichung on Saturday, alongside hundreds of thousands of local pilgrims, taking the opportunity to learn more about local culture.
The students from 27 countries traveled to Taichung in central Taiwan to participate in an activity dubbed “Fun Mazu-Learn Chinese,” which was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Feng Chia University (FCU).
Before joining the parade, the foreign students gathered at Yonghe Palace in Taichung’s Dadu district, where professors from FCU’s Chinese Language Center gave briefings on the architecture of Taiwan’s temples, the legend of the sea goddess Mazu, and the Mazu religious ceremony, according to the education ministry. [FULL STORY]