By: Chen Chih-chung and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) A massive foot-washing event that drew 20,000 participants last
year will be staged in the 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 in the Presidential Office plaza?” said Chang Chao-kuo (張朝國), 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. [FULL STORY]