Ministry of Culture has designated October 17 as Taiwan Culture Day in commemoration of the Taiwanese Cultural Association.
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To celebrate Taiwan Culture Day, two national museums of
history, located in Taipei and Tainan respectively, will offer free admission for all citizens on October 17.
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said in 2016 at an event that the ministry would designate October 17 as Taiwan Culture Day in commemoration of the birth of the Taiwanese Cultural Association (台灣文化協會).
Founded on October 17, 1921 during the Japanese colonial period, the association was influential not only in cultural affairs but also in social movements as well as political activities at that time. The association members were known for pushing forward a movement that demanded the establishment of a Taiwanese Parliament under the Japanese government at the end of the 1920s. [FULL STORY]