Taiwan Donates to Festival of Light Festivities
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) donated $5,000 dollars and 100 traditional Taiwanese unicorn lanterns to the Castries Constituency Council earlier this week for the upcoming annual Festival of Lights.
Speaking at a ceremony held by Castries City Council, Ambassador Ray Mou indicated that the contribution illustrates the long-standing friendship between the people of Taiwan and Saint Lucia; the mythological creature unicorn symbolizes good fortune in Chinese tradition, hoping that the lanterns will bring about success and prosperity to the people of Castries in the year of 2017. Ambassador Mou stated “Taipei city, the capital of Taiwan, and Castries used to be twin cities back in the 1990’s.” After so many years, he intended to work with Mayor Francis to rekindle the twinning bondage between the two capitals.
Mayor Francis thanked the Embassy for the generous support given to the Festival of Lights, and praised Taiwan for its various support to Saint Lucia and to the city of Castries. He looked forward to establish new ties with Taipei, especially in the area of cultural exchanges.
Ambassador Ray Mou presents Taiwanese unicorn lantern to Mayor Peterson Francis for the Festival of Lights celebration.