TSA Women's Chorus Perform at Taoyuan Women's Prison
The Duanwu Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a Chinese cultural event celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of each year, traditionally spent racing dragon boats and enjoying "zongzi" glutinous rice dumplings. In accordance with the Chinese lunar calendar, this year the festival was held on June 23.
On June 22, the eve of the Duanwu Festival, Taoyuan Women's Prison held a Duanwu Festival celebration and invited Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) Women's Chorus Group to perform. The group sang more than 20 songs for the prisoners in several languages, including Taiwanese, Chinese, English and Japanese.
Prison Warden Fang Tian-wen expressed her gratitude for TSA's continuous contribution and service to the community. TSA also donated books about education and parent-child relationships to the prison and received an award of appreciation.
[Adapted from an article in the July 13, 2012, issue of Harmony Press, Taiwan Soka Association; photo courtesy of Harmony Press]