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Theme Description

Different ethnic groups of Taiwan naturally have their own attitudes toward life. The cycle of four seasons repeats year after year, and the 24 solar terms are the wisdom of our ancestors. Different religious cultures also organize different rituals at different times. 

 

Through rituals, people recognize the meaning of life. Regardless of cutting wood and building ship, or weddings, funerals, festivals, and celebrations, as well as temple festivals and religious rituals, the wheel of time continues to roll forward. Even though the urban-rural gap has brought about different lifestyles, we can see in the rituals of different ethnic groups that take place repeatedly the passing down of cultural heritages; there are unchanging principles and insistences, as well as compromises made in the face of time.