National Day of the Republic of China
For more photos of today’s celebration, search the hashtags #Taiwan and #Taipei, and visit the 中華民國總統府 (Office of the President) location page.
Taiwanese everywhere celebrated their 101st National Day (國慶日), also known as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day today. The holiday commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912.
The Government of the Republic of China later lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in 1949. The National Day is now mainly celebrated in Taiwan, but is also celebrated by some Overseas Chinese.