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New Taipei City’s Silent Night set to spread good news
新北平安夜 百人唱詩班報佳音

The New Taipei City Silent Night event will take place from 3pm this afternoon with a fair, followed this evening with a concert and a chance to have your photo taken with Santa Claus, together with a gift exchange.

Photo: Ho Yu-hua, Liberty Times

The Christmas Land in New Taipei City event is coming to a climax. This afternoon there will be a Silent Night fair held at the New Taipei City Plaza, and 20 churches from throughout the city will be getting together this evening for a carol service.

According to Randy Chiang, head of the city’s Civil Affairs Bureau, the fair starting at 3pm will include many food stands serving delicious snacks and a flea marketwhere people can hunt for treasure.

Starting at 7pm there will be an evening event jointly hosted by entertainer Sung Yi-min and presenter Chang Pei-shan, and there will also be 12 strapping city government employees dressed up as Santa Claus distri-buting candy to the public.

(Liberty Times, translated by Paul Cooper)






1. flea market n. phr.

跳蚤市場 (tiao4 zao3 shi4 chang3)

例: I bought this tray in a flea market. It’s quite old, but still in good condition.


2. strapping adj.

壯碩 (zhuang4 shuo4)

例: This magazine always uses strapping men for its cover photos.


3. Santa Claus pron.

聖誕老人 (sheng4 dan4 lao3 ren2)

例: My sociology teacher told us that all the world’s problems can be attributed to the fact Santa Claus doesn’t exist.


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