VIDEO: National Day marked with light show, parades, and fireworks

Radiuo Taiwan Internartional
Date: 11 October, 2019
By: Leslie Liao

Penghu’s National Day fireworks was 42 minutes long this year

Penghu's National Day fireworks was 42 minutes long this year[/caption] Taiwan observes National Day on October 10. The celebrations are special every year, but this year’s festivities included some especially big and significant events.

From October 4 to 10, Taiwan’s Presidential Office building hosted a nightly lightshow showcasing Taiwanese history. The building itself served as the show’s canvas. The show was held as a prelude to this year’s National Day celebrations on October 10. The choice of the Presidential Office as a canvas was significant- this year, the building turns 100.

Early on the morning of National Day itself, crowds gathered outside the Presidential Office for the National Day ceremony. This year’s theme was “Taiwan Forward”. The ceremony featured marching bands, lion dancers, and hip hop performers.

Professor Anna Azusa Fujita, a prominent Japanese pianist, and Pastore Edmund Ryden sang the national anthem. They were joined by 30 members of the Vietnam arts stars choir, a group representing Taiwan’s new Southeast Asian residents.    [FULL  STORY]

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