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Esther Kao & Fan Day Joint Art Exhibition — "天馬行空真有依思" 高依、范肇天雙人畫展

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Siaolin Night Festival of the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines — 小林平埔族夜祭

Jiaxian Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan — 高雄市 甲仙區

October 27, 2012, 07:05 UTC (15:05 TPE)

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Caption

The Siaolin Night Festival that is held on September 15th of the Lunar Calendar is the most well-preserved among other similar festivities of the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines. The festival is meant to pay homage to the ancestors of the Daman people, a branch of the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines.

The attendees of the event wear traditional ornaments and clothes, gather in a circle and sing traditional songs while performing an ancient dance. Afterwards, they share steamed sticky rice. As the villagers’ homes were destroyed when Typhoon Morakot hit in 2009, they were not able to organize and hold a full festival until 2011. The one in 2011 was of great significance for the survivors of the disaster.

每年農曆九月十五日舉行的「小林夜祭」,是臺灣保存最完整的平埔族祭典。小林居民大多是大滿族人,而太祖是大滿族人的守護神,小林夜祭便是祭祀太祖。「塔母洛」是平埔族夜祭的曲目之一,歌詞內容是邀請太祖來參與祭典,並且稟報祭品的內容。族人頭戴圓仔花環,身穿純潔白衣,在尪姨的帶領下手牽手,以平埔語吟唱「牽曲」,踩著四步舞法,一起繞境。

Location

Asia / Taiwan

Lat: 23° 9' 2.94" N
Long: 120° 38' 6.06" E

Elevation: 437.632

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