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Jianguo Flower Market to Hold Floral Feast Celebrating 35th Birthday This Weekend
The Jianguo Flower Market will mark its 35th Anniversary with a range of celebrations this weekend (November 11 and 12)!Located beneath Jianguo Overpass, the market came into existence in 1982 with the joint effort of Taipei City Government, flower growers, and floral industry players. It has since become a recreational holiday hotspot frequented by both local and foreign visitors.Adopting the theme of “edible flower bouquets” and “giant romantic bouquets,” the event will feature flower arrangements by four floriculturists. The consumable bouquets, living up to the spirit of a Farm City, consist of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, herbal plants, and mushrooms. The giant bouquet, popular in Western countries, is characterized by a rich variety of floral materials and extravagant style of presentation, often standing at a statuesque height of half that of an adult. Another highlight of the event is the scratch card game promising cash prizes amounting to NT$200,000. The cards will be distributed at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM on November 11 and 12. Fullon Hotel, located adjacent to the flower market, will also provide buffet vouchers and flower seedling-shaped massage gadgets to visitors. What’s more, the signature snack from Hamamatsu City’s – eel sweet potato – will add an interesting flavor to the floral feast. Visitors are invited to interact and take pictures with the mascot “Eel Bao.” According to the Department of Economic Development, Jianguo Flower Market is in close vicinity to Daan Forest Park, Jianguo Jade Market, and Yongkang Commercial District, making the neighborhood a unique holiday shopping destination. Visit https://www.facebook.com/doed.taipei/ (Chinese) for more information.