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HIU Hosts Taiwanese American Heritage Week Celebration on May 18

Posted: May 18, 2014

Press Release

2014 Taiwanese American Heritage Celebration in Orange County The 2014 Taiwanese American Heritage Celebration in Orange County will be held this year from May 4 to May 31. Taiwanese American Heritage Celebration is a part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton declared the second week of May as Taiwanese American Heritage Week to promote cultural exchange and foster further understanding of Taiwanese Americans. It has become an important annual event in the United States.

The 2014 Taiwanese American Heritage Week in Orange County is co-organized by seven community associations, including Orange County Taiwanese Association (OCTA), Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Orange County (TCCOC), Chinese American Lions Club of Orange County (CALCOC), Orange County Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce (OCCACC), Taiwanese Medical and Dental Association of Orange County (TMDAOC), Formosan Association for Public

Affairs Orange County Chapter (FAPA-OC), and Taiwanese American Citizens League Orange County Chapter (TACL-OC). Dr. Danny Lu, the managing event coordinator, presents seven events this year, starting with the opening ceremony on May 4. Six events will be held in the TECO Culture Center, including a traditional Taiwanese gourmet lunch on May 4, a lecture on Taiwanese folk songs on May 4, a health forum on May 10, the opening of the Taiwanese American artists" exhibition by Neo Art League and an art forum on May 10, classic Taiwanese music appreciation on May 24, and classic Taiwanese movie appreciation on May 31. Chia-Fu Kao, the director of TECO Culture Center, announced that the OCAC is sponsoring a performing group to support the Taiwanese American Heritage Celebration. This year, the Culture Arts Performing Team NTUPES will perform

"Taiwan Impression", featuring folk dances conveying the rich and dynamic culture of Taiwan. The celebration ceremony will be held in the Pacific Auditorium of Hope International University in Fullerton on May 18. The TAHWOC committee welcomes everyone to enjoy and participate in the celebration