A Study on the Teenagers’ Community Identity
Case Study of a Local Cultural Festival in Taitung Country
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- Master Han Dan, Identity, Promotion of Culture
Firecrackers at the Master Han Dan” during Tait religious activities, and it is the event most attracting people around the world. People throw firecrackers toward the naked Master Han Dan in order to get rid of bad lock and celebrate for new lives. The man, decorated as the Master Han Dan, is almost naked with only a pair of red shorts, red scarf, and twined a yellow ribbon surrounding his waist during the event. And general publics, typically youngsters, try very hard throwing firecrackers toward the naked the Master Han Dan, and the firecrackers will explode on the Master Han Dan’s body with smoke surrounding his body. F to get rid of bad lock and celebrate for new lives Many people feel very curious about this special ceremony with mysterious religious characteristics though many people may get hurt by participating this activity. Anyhow, it becomes not only a local specialty but also a traditional culture in Taitung. Every year, more and more people are attracted to Taitung to participate this festival. With the help of the Tourism Bureau, this has become one of the most important Lantern Festivals in Taiwan. Drawn from the data collected by qualitative observations and analyses, the following findings are provided: 1) The teenagers in Taitung generally possess intensive interests in this local festival with special cultural characteristics. This cultural festival strengthens their identity and sense of community affinity. 2) The teenagers in Taitung generally support this activity of “Firecrackers at the Master Han Dan”, which should forward this glorious tradition.
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TY - CONF AU - Wang Shu-Kuan AU - Hsieh Wen-Ying PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - A Study on the Teenagers’ Community Identity BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1395 EP - 1400 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.236 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.236 ID - Shu-Kuan2020 ER -