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    2020 Lukang Dragon Boat Festival 2020-05-27~2020-07-05

    Lukang Dragon Boat Festival promotes the historic sites, crafts, and food of cultural Lukang. It is an international-level event in Taiwan’s tourist calendar and the most important of its kind in central Taiwan. Since Lukang was awarded with honors such as “Township of Smiles,” “Top 10 Tourist Towns in Taiwan,” and “Classic Towns in Taiwan,” Lukang Dragon Boat Festival has become even more famous around the globe.

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    2020 Free Buzzard in Mt. Bagua This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2020.

    Grey-faced buzzards, also called “nanlu ying” or “qingming niao” by locals in centralTaiwan, fly northward every March and April, passing over Mt. Bagua. To protect these birds for the long term, the Wild Bird Society Of Changhua County hosts a special event called “Free Buzzard in Mt. Bagua.” For a long time, GDP has been widely used as a measurement of economic and social progress. However, problems such as the widening gap between rich and poor and the destruction of natural habitats have revealed the limitations of GDP in determining a country’s well-being. Gross national happiness has become the new trend instead. The United Nations appointed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity, emphasizing the importance of understanding and valuing the living organisms around us. Similarly, Free Buzzard in Mt. Bagua promotes a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature. We can work towards achieving happiness together by protecting forests to ensure better living environments and responsible farming so that people stay healthy, as we build a green economy that protects biological diversity.

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    2020 Taipei International Book Exhibition 2020-05-07~2020-05-12

    Each year, Taipei International Book Exhibition leads people to explore the realm of books through a few different themes. One country would serve as the highlight of the year, and many publishers from around the world would take part. This enhances cultural exchange at the exhibition. Starting in 2017, the Ministry of Culture extended the exhibition period and adjusted the exhibition’s atmosphere. It highlighted the publishers’ expertise, lowered venue rental fees, and fostered interaction between writers and readers. The exhibition is not just a place for buying books, but an ideal space for exchange of knowledge and cultures.

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    2020 Creative Expo Taiwan This event has been postponed indefinitely until further notice.

    The Ministry of Culture in 2010 initiated Creative Expo Taiwan as a platform for exchange and trade for the cultural and creative industry home and abroad. It has curated a few themed exhibitions to encourage the industry and the public to reflect on certain cultural topics, thereby sharing their creative ideas and holding conversations across borders. The expo has since then truthfully revealed Taiwan’s cultural value and aesthetic spirit to the world, allowing the global community to learn about Taiwan’s cultural and creative industry.

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    2020 Taipei Fashion Week 2020-03-28~2020-04-01

    Taipei Fashion Week, held by the Ministry of Culture, aims to garner global presence for Taiwan’s fashion industry. It works with the film and media sector, as well as the art industry to gain more hands-on experience in building Taiwan as a fashion brand, bringing Taiwan’s haute couture to the world. It generates new momentum for the industry to grow.

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    2020 Baosheng Cultural Festival 2020-03-28~2020-06-28

    The Dalongdong area, which was formed around two centuries ago, is one of a few well-preserved historic neighborhoods in Taipei City known for its numerous quaint dwellings and religious structures surrounding Bao’an Temple. The Dalongdong Bao’an Temple is by far the most popular among Taiwan’s 300-odd temples dedicated to Baosheng Emperor, according to folklorist Lin Heng-dao. Striving to fulfill its commitment of keeping a grassroots religion alive, creating an old-meets-new vision and a cycle of “new culture”, and innovating on the basis of tradition, the palatial Dalongdong Bao’an Temple, along with its ornate decorations and spatial layout, represents unconventional thinking and methods regarding three-dimensional aesthetics that earned it international accolades such as the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2003.The Temple is famous for hosting the annual Baosheng Cultural Festival, a symbol of Taiwan’s folk religious celebrations, architectural legacies and heritage revitalization efforts, and has attracted locals and visitors alike for two decades. Running from April through June, the festival has not only enlightened an ever-growing participant base about different facets of the country’s religious aesthetics and changes in relevant rituals, but has also, despite its orthodox view of Formosan spirituality, become a culturally influential, globally significant tourist attraction that inspired similar festivities across China and Singapore.

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    2020 The Hakka Tung Blossom Festival 2020-04-01~2020-05-31

    The inspiration of the Tung Blossom Festival comes from the Hakka people, who live a hard working and simple life nurtured by wisdom that has come down from their original integration into the Taiwanese local culture. The Tung Trees that cover the hills and fields were an important cash crop for the Hakka. They also brought many economic opportunities to the local economy. Tung trees were widely planted in the nearby mountains of the Hakka area. Tung seed can be used to extract tung tree oil, and its wood is a basic material in the production of consumer goods at that time, when the economy was much more local, the Tung tree wood's economic value was an important resource in helping many Hakka families make ends meet, and helped Hakka communities purchase food. That is the main reason that the Hakka have deep feelings and heartfelt gratitude towards the Tung tree, the mountains, and nature in general. During The Tung Blossom Festival, in addition to inviting people to enjoy the flowers and tour around the Hakka village, the Council for Hakka Affairs has the honor of conducting a grand ceremony to worship the three Mountain Gods, the guardian spirits of the Hakka. The ceremony will not only offer thanksgiving and respect to the mountains and forests, but also bring encouragement to the Hakka decedents, extolling them to respect the law, to be solemn and the holy, to be devout in prayers, and to cherish the roots of their culture. Today, although people's livelihood no longer rely on the economic value of tung tree, the modern Tung Tree Festival has been a great economy success. The Tung Blossom Festival hosted by Hakka Affairs Council is not only a sacrifice to the guardian spirits on the behalf of the people, but also an offering to the people on the behalf of the flowers. The Tung tree has very different stages in its appearance throughout the four Seasons. Around April or May the flowers will blossom, and are a beautiful snow white; in summer, green leaves sprout from the branches; in autumn all the leaves turn yellow and blow away with the wind; and during the winter tung tree looks withered and dead. The Hakka people's history has often mimicked these seasons. Several times the Hakka have been forced to migrate, and have faced extreme difficulty. However, they have always stuck to their traditional roots, and been innovative in their methods.

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    2020 Yilan Green Expo This activity has been temporarily suspended in 2020.

    Yilan Green Expo was initiated in 2000. The insistent county government has managed to preserve Yilan’s green rice fields and forests, while passing down a diverse ocean ecology in the past 20 years. “Green tourism” is a way to look at one’s life from within. Travelers are encouraged to learn from mother Earth with a compassionate, open mind. Yilan’s agricultural and fishery tours are informative, and they show Yilan in a really attractive way. Come and learn a few tips for living an eco-friendly green life, too.

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