President Tsai's Lunar New Year schedule announced

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Taipei, Feb. 14 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has a jam-packed schedule, consisting mostly of temple visits, for the Lunar New Year holiday which starts on Thursday.

Presidential Office spokesman Sidney Lin (林鶴明) laid out the president's schedule during a press conference Wednesday, which includes a Lunar New Year's eve dinner that will be attended by presidential advisor and senior Taiwan independence activist, 99-year-old Su Beng (史明), followed by a late night visit to the Dharma Drum Mountain for new year's blessings.

On Friday, which is the first day of the lunar new Year of the Dog, Tsai will travel to Taitung in eastern Taiwan to burn incense and pray at the Taitung Thean Hou Temple, before heading to temples in Pingtung County, Kaohsiung City, Tainan City and Chiayi County, all in southern Taiwan.

Day two sees Tsai touring northern Taiwan, with visits to Taipei City's Dalongdong Bao'an Temple, New Taipei City's Hung Lo Dei Temple and ones in Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City and County and Miaoli County to ask the deities to bless the country in the year ahead.

Day three will take Tsai to temples in Taichung City, Changhua County, Nantou County and Chiayi City, which concludes the president's scheduled public events during the six-day holiday.

(By Hsieh Chia-chen and Kuan-lin Liu)

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