Friday, September 7, 2007

2007-09-01 Hsinchu TPO

Hsinchu Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2007 Hsinpu Yimin Culture Festival
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 September 1st(96.9.1)(9:00-15:00)
Cancellation Design: Gate, Stone Lion

The Yimin Festival is the grandest traditional religious observance among the Hakka. In Hsinchu County the celebrations are centered around the Fangliao Yimin Temple in the small Hakka town of Sinpu. The specific date is the 20th day of the seventh lunar month, but events and activities stretch more than a week. To the Hakka “yimin” denotes “righteous people,” meaning those who sacrifice themselves for their community. Specifically, the festival emerged to honor the brave who fought Hakka enemies during imperial days. The Fangliao Yimin Temple was built in 1794 before a sacred burial site for many of these martyrs, still extant. Hakka-diaspora devotees from around the globe come back to participate.

2007-08-25 Sanchong TPO

Sanchong Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: Myths and Legends of China - Chang'e Flies to the Moon
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 August 25th(96.8.25) (8:30-12:30)
Cancellation Design: Chang'e Swallows Elixir

Houyi brought the pill home and stored it in a case. He warned Chang'e not to open the case and then left home for a while. Like Pandora in Greek mythology, Chang'e became too curious: she opened up the case and found the pill just as Houyi was returning home. Nervous that Houyi would catch her discovering the contents of the case, she accidentally swallowed the entire pill. She started to float into the sky because of the overdose. Although Houyi wanted to shoot her in order to prevent her from floating further, he could not bear to aim the arrow at her. Chang'e kept on floating until she landed on the moon.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

2007-08-25 Kaohsiung TPO

Kaohsiung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: Kaohsiung Philatelic Society Philatelic Festival Exhibition
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 August 25th(96.8.25) (9:00-12:00)
Cancellation Design: Postmark, Stamp

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2007-08-27 Keelung TPO

Keelung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2007 Keelung Mid-Summer Ghost Festival & Taoist Master - Zhong Kui
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 August 27th(96.8.27) (9:00-12:00)
Cancellation Design: Fan

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