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05 29

Kaohsiung Hakka Wedding invites couples to walk a red carpet in blue Hakka gowns

Registration for Kaohsiung Hakka Wedding, listed as one of the 12 most important Hakka festivals for year 2019 in Taiwan, starts now. In conjunction with the city government's "romance industry chain" policy, the Council for Hakka Affairs will invite 50 couples to take a "train for happiness and love" towards a beautiful life. Kaohsiung Hakka Wedding will be held on November 2, 2019 at New Hakka Culture Park. Dressed in blue Hakka garments by local designer, the brides and grooms will perform traditional rites such as hanging up lanterns, drinking bridal tea, and putting on head ornaments. This is going to be a unique wedding combining old Hakka rites and modern aesthetics, and the brides and grooms are surely going to bring home indelible, sweet memory. Each couple will receive coupons worth NT$10,000, a beautiful marriage certificate, a disk containing wedding videos, and a special price for Hakka wedding banquets. In its 7th year, Kaohsiung Hakka Wedding is listed as one of the 12 most important Hakka festivals. A total of 180 couples have tied their knots through the event. From now until July 15, registration is open. Regardless of region, ethnicity, and gender, would-be brides and grooms interested in Hakka culture are encouraged to take part. Please make sure to register soon, because the wedding is getting more popular by the year. For more information, please visit Kaohsiung City Government's Council for Hakka Affairs at:

05 14

2019 Ciao Sheng Sian Shih Culture Festival

The Ciao Sheng Sian Shih Culture Festival has been listed as one of the 12 Hakka festivals by the Hakka Affairs Council for three consecutive years. This year, the festival will be held by seven government agencies under Taichung City Government. A variety of events will be held to promote Lord Luban’s spirit, improve vocational education, boost local economy, and reserve traditional culture. The city government aims to make the festival a national-level event, while turning Taichung into a city of artisans and fine crafts. The Ciao Sheng Sian Shih Culture Festival events are as follows: May 11-26: Dongshi Hakka Cultural Park – traditional handicrafts-making show May 18 & 19: Taichung City Government Building Square on Taiwan Avenue – 2019 Ciao Sheng Sian Shih / Lord Luban Awards Selection & Award Ceremony for Facilitating Employment May 24: Ciao Sheng Sian Shih Temple in Dongshi – Lord Luban birthday celebrations May 25: Wenchang Temple & Ciao Sheng Sian Shih Temple in Dongshi - Ciao Sheng Sian Shih round-the-town blessing parade May 25 & 26: Dongshi Hakka Cultural Park – Hakka arts and cultural shows May 26: Ciao Sheng Sian Shih Temple – Lord Luban's 2,526th birthday ceremony May 30: Taichung Municipal Dongshih Industrial High School – When Luban Meets STEAM: Let's Make Things Together! Student Competition June 15 & 16: Dongshi Hakka Cultural Park – 2019 Luban Creative Design Festival & wood-industry promotional events





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