Sydney Taiwan Festival 2017: A Cultural Extravaganza
One of North Shore’s most popular events, the Sydney Taiwan Festival is back again on September 16th and 17th. As part of the celebrated Emerge Festival, the 6th Sydney Taiwan Festival offers an exciting two-day programme for Sydneysiders.
Home to East Asia’s highest mountain Yushan (Mount Jade), Taiwan is situated to the east of China. Richly multicultural, the democratic nation’s unique history, marked by waves of immigration from China and other countries has given Taiwan its distinct identity. Aboriginal, Hokkien, and Hakka traditions play an important role in Taiwanese culture.
This year, the Festival’s theme “an imagery of Taiwan through its indigenous culture” will showcase the country’s rich traditions, with a particular focus on the Aborigine, Hakka, and “Miaohui” Temple Fair culture. Sydneysiders can enjoy plenty of exciting performances from diverse groups of artists and performers from Taiwan, including martial arts, traditional and modern dances, musical performances, and puppet shows. Local performance groups will also join the festivities. Traditional arts and crafts stalls and games suitable for families will provide a flavor of Taiwan’s famous night market culture. We invite Sydneysiders to try authentic Taiwanese cuisine including the nation’s various mouth-watering snacks. In 2017, we are especially excited to invite a Taiwanese tea master to Sydney to showcase Taiwanese tea culture, with plenty of opportunities to try Taiwan’s world famous Alpine Oolong Tea.
The Sydney Taiwan Festival is brought to you by Taiwan Festival Committee Incorporated with the support of the Willoughby City Council.
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