TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan celebrates its 110th National Day on Sunday (October 10) with festive activities that include nationwide sunrise flag-raising ceremonies and a grand parade in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei.
Taking place in the morning, the parade will feature a series of performances by a military honor guard and marching band, as well as street dancers, gymnasts and taekwondo athletes.
The official ceremony begins at 10 a.m. with the Taiwan National Hakka Children’s Choir singing the national anthem. The young choir will be joined by Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director General Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞), Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lo Chia-ling (羅嘉 翎), two nurses, a police officer and a firefighter.
At the same time, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters will carry an 18-meter-wide and 12-meter-long Taiwanese flag – the largest ever used at the event – to fly over the presidential office building. In addition, a performance by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra will begin at 8:55 a.m. at the Taipei 101 skyscraper.
Meanwhile, the government of Kaohsiung City, located in southern Taiwan, will light a fireworks display by the harbor, firing the largest number of 12-inch, 16-inch and larger air shells into the city. country’s history, with over 100 in total.