Sunday, October 10, 2010

Taiwanese Holiday~雙十節/Double Ten Festival!

Today just so happens to be... Double Ten Festival! 99/10/10! Written with a Gregorian calendar it is 10/10/10

What is Double Ten Day? It is the anniversary of the start of the uprising on October 10, 1911 rather like 4th of July in America. So this year is Taiwan's 99th birthday! Next year will be 100!! If you would like to read more about this holiday, here is the wikipedia entry for it.

There was a big celebration, but the TV here had bad reception so we did not watch it but I can hear fireworks!

Happy Double Ten Day to everybody! Cherish your freedom, independence, and liberty (and justice for all??). You are more fortunate than you know