Monday, August 8, 2011

Father's Day in Taiwan 8/8 爸爸節 父親節

Father's Day in Taiwan 8/8 爸爸節 父親節

I called my father last night to wish him a Happy Father's Day.

In Taiwan, Father's Day is not an official holiday, but is widely observed on August 8, the eighth day of the eighth month of the year. In Mandarin Chinese, the pronunciation of the number 8 is bā. This pronunciation is very similar to the character "爸" "bà", which means "Papa" or "father". The Taiwanese, therefore, usually call August 8 by its nickname, "Bābā Holiday" (爸爸節). --- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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