Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan) Hosts a Booth at the 2014 Shilin International Cultural Festival/吐瓦魯國駐華大使館參加2014年士林國際文化節 / by Minute Taupo

The Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan) hosted a booth in this year’s 2014 Shilin International Cultural Festival on 27th September, 2014 at Chengde Park! The Festival was sponsored by the Shilin District Office and the Department of Civil Affairs for the Taipei City Government and was a truly multicultural event, featuring booths sponsored by the Embassies and Representative Offices of Haiti, Oman, Mexico, and Spain in Taiwan, as well as the Taipei American and European Schools!

The theme of this year’s Shilin Cultural Festival was “Toys in Our Memory.” In honor of this theme, the Tuvalu Booth promoted Tuvalu’s traditional ball, the “ano,” as well as games played using this ball. Aside from distributing complimentary “ano” to the first 250 visitors to the Tuvalu Booth, staff at the booth (composed mainly of Tuvaluan students studying in Taiwan) taught Taiwanese children attending the event how to weave their own “ano”. The activity was a huge success, and the Tuvalu Booth was consistently crowded with children excited to learn the secrets of “ano” weaving.

吐瓦魯國駐華大使館於2014年9月27日在承德公園參加台北市士林區公所與台北市政府民政局合辦之2014年士林國際文化節。今年士林文化節之異國風情非常強烈;不但海地、阿曼、墨西哥及西班牙駐華機構都設攤,而且台北美國學校與台北歐洲學校也都參展,並準備了精彩的演出。

今年士林國際文化節的主題為「原鄉童趣憶兒時」。因此,吐瓦魯大使館選擇推廣吐瓦魯傳統「ano」球及相關的遊戲。除了贈送一個「ano」球給前來參觀吐瓦魯攤位的前兩百五十名民眾,攤位工作人員(大多數為在華留學之吐瓦魯學生)也指導台灣孩子們編織「ano」球的技巧。該活動非常成功,因此文化節期間,到吐瓦魯攤位學習編球秘訣的民眾絡繹不絕。

Pictures of the Tuvalu Booth at the 2014 Shilin International Cultural Festival can be found below:

2014年士林國際文化節的照片如下: