To boost Taiwan-Fujian private sector relationships and the cross-strait Hakka cultural exchanges, the Miaoli County Government and the Fujian Overseas Chinese Union will be co-hosting the “Cross-Strait Exchanges Week: Taiwan Hakka Activities” on June 24th. It includes a book fair, exhibitions of painting and cuisine, “the Night of Miaoli,” etc. For “the Night of Miaoli,” tickets are required for admission; those who would like to attend can get free tickets at the reception counter in the International Culture and Tourism Bureau starting from 8:30 am on June 14th (two tickets for one person at the most/limited number of tickets available.) For more information, please contact Ms. Song at 886-37-352961 ext. 312.
The profound and rich Hakka culture was formed based on Hakka people’s long migration history; such a culture determined the widespread distribution of this ethnic group. Over recent years, due to bloodlines, geographical adjacency, trade, emotional bonds and religious similarity, coupled with the common propensity and ethnic origin, cross-strait Hakka exchanges and private sector cooperation in economy, trade, education, culture and tourism have witnessed phenomenal growth. In the effort to disseminate Hakka culture and pass down the Hakka spirit, the Miaoli County Government and the Fujian Overseas Chinese Union cooperate for this event with various activities. Starting from 3:00 pm. on June 24th (Tue.), a photography, book and painting exhibition will be held in the lobby of Zhongzheng Auditorium, International Culture and Tourism Bureau, fully displaying cross-strait Hakka people’s life and the scenery of Hakka communities. At the plaza in front of the Bureau is a cuisine exhibition where visitors can savor the local Hakka dishes of Liancheng in the Minxi of Fujian. Visitors can line up for the limited quantity of free tickets on site from 5:30 pm.
At the concert hall of Zhongzheng Auditorium at 7:30 pm, Minxi Hakka Art Troupe will put on the Chinese opera “The Heavenly Lady Strews Flowers”, dance performance “Hakka Beauty” and the stunt show “Exuberant” to showcase Hakka culture. As a welcome to the honorary guests from far away, the county government invited the world-renowned Rong Sing Hakka Opera Troupe to perform the opera “Flying Flags”. Tickets are required for admission. Those who would like to join can get free tickets at the reception counter in the International Culture and Tourism Bureau starting from 8:30 am on June 14th (two tickets for one person at the most/limited number of tickets available.) The county government sincerely welcomes your visit.