2017 Zhaoan Fire Torch Hakka Village Marching
Hakka Cultural Festival in Yunlin

From October 1 to October 28

Festival Information
         Thefestival is hosted in the hopes that it can help people to better understand various aspects of Hakka culture, such as the Hakka lifestyle, traditions, performances, arts, cuisines, industries, and even the ways in which the Hakka protect the environment and designate tourist sights. This year’s focus, is to march around Zhaoan village with torch fire, it will be accompanied by Xiluo Qikan’s Chang and Liao families from the south, Lunbei’s Lee and Chung families, and Erlun’s Lee family from the north. All the different tribal traditions/cultures will be displayed at the exhibition in the Lunbei Zhaoan Hakka Cultural Hall! The opening ceremony will be held as a Hakka carnival style. We hope the various events will promote Zhaoan cultural creativity products and bring Hakka specialities to everyone’s sight.

While it is essential to display traditional Hakka culture, the organizers believe that it is also important to show how the modern lifestyle is incorporated into Hakka traditions.
 Therefore, the theme of this year’s festival will be “Retrieve Hakka culture, preserve traditional lifestyle, and bring in innovations.” Various local bands are set to perform in the festival alongside numerous other events. During the opening ceremony, bamboo fireworks will be launched. Kung-fu performances, lion dances, and puppet shows are sure to fill you with excitement and leave you with happy memories of the thrilling experiences you will have here. We hope that through this unique festival, the Hakka culture can become better known by the county, and even by the entire world. With that being said, we encourage everyone to come to this event, no matter if you hail from the local area, other parts of Taiwan, or even from across the world!


Schedule of activities/events
o    10/01 Bamboo torch fire DIY ,Paper torch DIY
o    10/01 Lighting torch party
o    10/01 Display of traditional farming tools
o    10/01 The Exciting Tour of Hakka Culture
o    10/08 Qikan tourism and Kung Fu Carnival
o    10/14 Bike around the Hakka village
o    10/15 Happy hour with food in Xilou
o    10/15 Visiting Laihei Hakka Village
o    10/21-22 Learn how to make soybean sauce and Hakka tea in Xiluo
o    10/21-22  Relaxing tour at Nan-Tsai and Sanho.
o    10/28 Old ritual of Xiluo Qikan – “Chung Yeung Festival ”

  There are still a lot of surprising activities and things that you will discover over here in Zhaoan Hakka Cultural Hall. This festival not only provides you a chance to learn more about Taiwan’s Hakka culture, but also gives you the chance to explore the beauty of Formosa with your friends and family! Everyone is welcome to come here, so grab your family and friends and we hope to see you soon!

Excited To See You
 Here In Yunlin!
Lunbei, Xilou, Erlun


2017 Zhaoan Fire Torch Hakka Village Marching
Hakka Cultural Festival in Yunlin
From October 1 to October 28

Activity Date Time Activity Information Location
ZHVT Opening Ceremony /
The Exciting Tour of Hakka Culture

Contact Tel:
Mrs. Jiang
16:00-17:00  1.Gathering bambo torches
 2.The performance of ZhaoAn parades
3.ZHVT Opening Ceremony Bamboo Torch Marching
 4.Hakka hand puppet show
 5.Hakka language lesson
 6.Qikan Kung Fu Master
Lunbei parking lot and streets
Marching with fire torches

Contact Tel:
Mr. Lee
15:00-16:00  1.Bamboo torch DIY Creative paper torch DIY

 2.The performance of Zhaoan parades

 3.Performances of Zhaoan Hakka groups 
Shui Biang Tuo
Chong Xian Temple
Lunbei parking lot and streets.
Qikan tourism and Kung Fu Carnival
Contact Tel:
Mrs. Ou
10/08 08:00-12:00
1.Qikan tourism
2.Qikan Kung Fu exhibition.
3.Lion drum lesson
4.History of Qikan Kung Fu
5.Qikan Kung Fu Carnival
 Erlun Lunxi community Park
Biking Around the Hakka Village
Contact Tel:
Mr. Liao
10/14 08:30-16:30
1.Biking Around the Hakka Village
2.Zhaoan Hakka Singing concert
3.Hakka language learning and mini games.
Lunbai Hakka Village
15:30-16:10  Concert under the tree
Delicious Hakka Cuisine tour
Contact Tel:
10/15 09:00-16:00

Special Hakka banquet model exhibition

Lubei Zhaoan Hakka Cultural Hall
09:00-1600 The history of the 8 most significant Zhaoan Hakka villages.
09:00-10:00 Beiguan concert Pig festival
10:00-11:00 Show of the 8 most significant Zhaoan Hakka villages
glove puppet show from Magan Shuiwei
Visiting Laihei Hakka Village
Contact Tel:
Mr. Lai
10/15 08:30-11:00 Straw sandal DIY Erlun Leihuei elementary school
Sorghum boom DIY
Hakka Language mini game
tour guide of Hakka building Erlun Leihuei Community
Exhibition of Hakka farming tools Erlun Leihuei
community  center
Soybean sauce and Hakka tea in Xiluo

Contact Tel:
Mrs. Chung

10/21 10:00-16:00
Mini tour-Zhaoan Hakka villages
(Need reservation,Tel: 05-586-1444)
Xiluo, Lubei, Erlun Hakka villages.
Story of Hakka Village-Xiluo The Old Street of Xiluo Hakka Cultural Hall
10/22 09:30-11:30
Hakka life style and tea
(Need reservation,Tel: 05-586-1444)
The Old Street of Xiluo Hakka Cultural Hall
Relaxing tour at Nan-Tsai and Sanho

Contact Tel:
Mrs. Lee


Hakka phrase mini games Erlun old trail transportation center
Zhaoan forlk rhythm and poem
Hakka rubber stamp DIY
Hakka story time
Exhibition of Zhaoan culture and local specialities
Zhaoan cultural Canival
10/22 08:30-13:00 Stone Gandang Xi Wong ritual Erlun Sheng Ken Avalokitesvara Buddha temple
Hakka Fa learning session
Old ritual of Xiluo Qikan – “Chung Yeung Festival ”
 Contact Tel:
Mr. Liao
10/28 09:00-11:00 Worshiping the ancestors with Zhaoan old ceremony  
Xiluo Chong Yuan temple
Event Informtion:
 Activity Address:
  1. Lunbei Zhaoan Hakka Cultural Hall  (No. 28-8, Min-Shen Road, Lunbei )
  2. Temple Chongxian  (No. 23-21, Gar-Nan Road, Kunwei village, Lunbei )
  3. Lai-Hui Elementary School  (No. 12, Hwei-Lai Road, Erlun )
  4. Erlun Recreation Park  ( Erlun    )          
  5. Xiluo Je-Fa Tea Hall  (No. 92, Yen-Pin Road, Xiluo)
  6. The Old Street of  Xiluo  ( Yen-Pin Road,Xiluo)

Location Map



History Background of
Zhaoan Hakka Cultural in Yunlin

  The Hakka language in Taiwan has developed into five major variants or dialects, which are known as Si, Hai, Da, Ping, and An. The An is short for the less known Zhaoan Hakka language while Yunlin County is where most Zhaoan Hakka speakers have settled.
  These Hakkas live in three Yunlin townships: Lunbei, Erlun and Xiluo (or Siluo). Lunbei Township consists of Shuibiantou, Gangwei, Laocuozhuang (Luocuo), Xinqiliao, Xincuozi, Lunbeilunxia (Lunqian), Xidi, Yanyuan, Bongoliao (Fangnan), Shanjie, Xiajie, and Xinzhuang. Erlun Township includes Nandiliao, Bajiaoting, Houbiliao (Tianliao), Xindian, Huitocuo (Laihui), Erlunzi, Da’erlun, Youche, Gouzibei, Hebaoyu, Tianwei, Shenkeng, Sanzuocuo (Sankuaicuo), Shibachangli, Nanzi, Yongdingcuo, and Yangshengchuang. Furthermore, Wucuo, Jiulong (Jiukuaicuo), Guangxing, Xinshe, Xiluo and Puxin in Xiluo Township are also home to Zhaoan Hakka people.
  Zhaoan Hakka’s ancestors came from the barren mountainous areas – Guanbi, Xiuzhuan and Xiage Townships in Zhaoan County, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China. They first crossed the strait to Taiwan at a very early time. Around the middle of the reign of Emperor Kangxi, namely at least over three hundred years ago, they settled in the region where Yunlin County is located today. Due to long-term interactions with the Hoklo people from southern Fujian (also referred to as Minnan) and social development and the shift of family structure following intermarriage between Hakka and non-Hakka people, the Hakka language, life, customs and culture have been Hoklorized gradually. The lack of normalized vowels in Zhaoan Hakka dialect has made an increasing number of descendents unable to speak the tone and very probably will cause their Hakka culture to vanish as time goes by.
  This festival is initiated and organized spontaneously by Zhaoan Hakka residents who are deeply worried about the possible extinction of their own culture, hoping to remind all Zhaoan Hakkas in Taiwan of their homage to ancestors, the attention to and inheritance of one’s own culture, life and customs. Through the events, they expect to regain and explore the feelings and values from the past, as well as to make the profound Zhaoan Hakka culture known to people throughout the nation