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Plenty to pick from for picky eaters
Remember how Grandma used to say "Before eating rice dumplings in May, never put your winter clothes away" about the unpredictable weather of Taiwan in the springtime? Marking the start of summer each year, the Dragon Boat Festival (端午節) takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar, which happens to be June 9 this year.
 
Calligraphers and painters from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau were conspicuously absent from an ongoing cross-strait calligraphy and painting exchange exhibition.
 
In a presentation of achievements by children under a creativity seed cultivation program sponsored by the World Vision, children happily pose in front of their masterpiece after converting an old wall of a church in Keelung City, Northern Taiwan with a combination of colorful painting and paper pulp, Saturday, May 21.
 
Cloaked in green
The tallest statute of Wind Lion God (風獅爺), standing in the outlying country of Kinmen, is seen decorated with a green cloak coincidentally the same color as that of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), head of the pan-green camp in Taiwan's.........
 
Butt hurt
A giant egg, three times the normal size, is seen here on Saturday, May 21. The egg was laid by a Tainan hen.
 
Boehringer Ingelheim holds exhibition featuring physically challenged artists
Boehringer Ingelheim Taiwan is holding an art exhibition featuring physically challenged artists supported by the Eden Social Welfare Foundation from May 19 to May 21 in Taipei.
 
Hopes for peace across the Strait
This picture shows a large sand sculpture of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen shaking hands with mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping, located in Tainan City's Mashagou Coastal Recreation Area (馬沙溝濱海遊憩區).
 
Sky-high approval?
A Song-Jiang Battle Array performer from I-Shou University (義守大學) leaps into the air during rehearsals for the presidential inauguration in Taipei on Thursday, May 19. The troupe of 36 students will be combining flag-waving, martial arts, ..........
 
Tsai portrait on rice
This photo from local artist Chen Feng-chun on Wednesday, May 18 shows a portrait of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen that he painted onto a grain of rice to mark her upcoming inauguration on Friday, May 20. The painting also features Tsai's catchphrase about the need to remain humble.
 
The Golden Melody Awards, credited as being the most celebrated music awards in the global Chinese community, unveiled the nominees for the upcoming awards ceremony on Friday.
 
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