Double Ten Day
Did you know that October 10th is a major holiday celebrated in Taiwan? The National Day of Taiwan is also referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day (双十节 Shuāng shí jié). It is celebrated on October 10th, which is why it’s called the Double Tenth Day. Double Tenth Day is the anniversary of the Wuch’ang Uprising (武昌起义Wǔchāng qǐyì), a revolt that led to a declaration of independence from the central government of China in 1911.
Everyone in Taiwan gets a day off from work or school because it’s a national holiday. Hundreds of thousands of people gather together attend the Celebration Ceremony held in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. It begins with a flag-raising ceremony and after the flag is raised, the National Anthem of Taiwan is sung. Then, the armed forces display its military to the nation in full glory during the ceremony. Then the President Address to the nation is followed by a public parade including folk performances, performances by local celebrities and groups, displays of martial arts, and other cultural activities. The celebrations end with a remarkable The National Day Fireworks display over an island in the middle of Tamsui River in Taipei. The fireworks will last for several hours that turn the sky dazzling and colorful over major cities in Taiwan representing the bright and colorful future of Taiwan.
We welcome you to attend the celebration of Double Ten Parade in Chicago on 10/10/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Submitted by Xin Ru Pan