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Tankan Orange Fest to Open February 7 at Beitou Park

The 2015 Beitou Tankan Orange Festival main event will kick off at Beitou Park on February 7. The opening ceremony will feature raffles, spring couplets giveaway, games, hands-on activities, and recitals. The organizers invite the public to join the fun! Starting 2PM, individuals who obtain a lottery ticket at the information counter and collect stamps at stalls in the park will receive a key ring and be eligible to participate in the raffle, promising prizes of a bag of tankan oranges and Beitou-themed mini satchels. As befitting the Chinese New Year Festival, lucky visitors will have a chance of bringing home free spring couplets. Other highlights of the event include ring toss game, taking photos with tankan mascots, pounding mochi, making exotic delicacies, percussion experience, and more. The event will culminate in a Yueqin recital presented by Chen Ming-chang at 7 PM. Following the main event, individuals can sign up for a tankan orange picking activity at any of the participating farms between February 19 and March 19. For more information, please refer to the official website at http://www.beitou-arts.taipei.gov.tw/ (Chinese).