Taiwan Double Tenth Day: October 10
Taiwan Celebrates Double Tenth Day as a National Holiday.
The Double Tenth National Day is considered as the Birthday of the Republic of China. Every year on October 10th Taiwan celebrates this holiday in commemoration of the 1911 Wuch’ang Uprising. The people of Taiwan all gather to congratulate the nation on its birthday celebration.
Taiwan Double Tenth Day History
Double Tenth Day is the national day of the Republic of China more commonly known as Taiwan, this day commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911. On January 1, 1912, the Qing Dynasty in China collapsed and the Republic of China was established, all thanks to the Wuchang Uprising. After the end of World War II and end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, the Republic of China government gained control of Taiwan but ultimately lost control of mainland China. The seat of the Republic of China government relocated to Taipei, Taiwan, while the Chinese Communist Party founded the People’s Republic of China in mainland China.
Taiwan Double Tenth Day Traditions, Customs and Activities
Ministers, overseas Chinese returning to Taiwan, foreign diplomats, and hundreds of thousands of people from around the country attend the Celebration Ceremony held in front of the Presidential Office Building. The armed forces displays its military might to the nation in full glory during the ceremony military review. The climax of the day is the Presidential Address to the nation. The main event of the activities on Double Tenth is the parade. This parade includes representatives of different professions. There are performances from the local entertainment industry as well. The National Day Fireworks Display takes place in the evening, this is the most anticipated event by people. For several hours the fireworks display turns the night sky into a dazzling kaleidoscope of vibrant colors.