A Hakka Reunion in Malaysia
Steeped in 5,000 years of history, the Chinese comprises numerous clans with presence throughout the world, one of which is the Hakka.
Home to at least 1.8 million Hakka people, Malaysia has one of the largest Hakka populations in the Southeast Asian region.
After almost two decades since the 15th World Hakka Conference in 1999, the Federation of Hakka Association Malaysia is once again proud to play host to the the upcoming 30th World Hakka Conference from 18 to 20 October 2019 in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.
Themed "The World Hakka: Sustainable and Prosperous," the three-day-two-night conference will include a cultural extravaganza featuring a grand gala dinner with Nanyang Hakka folk performances, music, exhibitions and a host of other activities.
About The 30th World Hakka Conference
Hakka is one of the important and unique folk departments of the Chinese nation. The Chinese characters for Hakka (客家) literally means “guest families”. Since ancient times, Hakka has formed a kind of good-neighborly culture spirit, unity and cooperation, and pioneering and enterprising cultural spirit. Hakka populations are found in 13 out of the 27 provinces of mainland China, with Guangdong comprising about 60% of the total Hakka population. Due to historical reasons, Hakkas have emigrated to many regions worldwide, including Malaysia, whereby Hakka people form the second largest subgroup of the ethnic Chinese population, particularly in the peninsular. Hence, it comes as no surprise of the Hakka saying "Where there is sunshine there are Chinese; wherever there are Chinese, there are Hakka.”
On September 28, 1971, the Hong Kong Tsung Tsin Association held "The 1st World Hakka Conference", and the first conference decided to hold it all over the world. The most basic guiding ideology of holding the conference is to carry forward the Hakka spirit, enhance the unity of Hakka family at home and abroad, promote economic cooperation and cultural exchange, as well as promoting the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
Since then, Hakka groups around the world have inherited the "conference" activity procedure, and gradually expanded it, forming a global Hakka family friendship mechanism, reunion occasions and cooperation platform. The feast has been successfully held in Asia, the United States and Africa, and is one of the most influential Chinese events in the world. It is also an important stage for Hakka families in various countries and regions to carry out economic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
Date: 18-20 October 2019
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost: $125 USD per delegate
Includes welcoming dinner and opening and closing ceremonies performances
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The 30th World Hakka Conference, Oct 18-20, 2019
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