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First day of Ilan folklore festival welcomes 16,000 visitors

2015/07/04 22:34:06

Ilan, July 4 (CNA) The 50-day Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival opened Saturday at the Dongshan River Water Park, welcoming more than 16,000 visitors on the first day.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year the festival features performances of music and dance groups from 16 countries, including Armenia, Bolivia, Guam, Hongkong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Serbia, and Thailand.

Many folk games were designed to leverage the water park's existing facilities.

The Department of Cultural Affairs of Yilan County has directed the park to ensure the safety and convenience of the facilities as over the years the festival has become one of the most important recreational events in Yilan.

(By J.F. Shen and Lillian Lin)