National Day celebrations

10/10/2020 08:45 AM
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CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020
CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020

The Republic of China (Taiwan) is celebrating its 109th National Day on Oct. 10 with events including an air display by Taiwan's most advanced jet fighters on Saturday morning, and fireworks in Tainan in the evening.

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PHOTO ESSAY/Taiwan celebrates National Day

National Day fireworks in Tainan

Broadcast in English

From the Presidential Office

Broadcast in Chinese:

From the Presidential Office

Highlights from the ceremony:

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Supporters campaigning for the country to be formally renamed to Taiwan demonstrate around the Presidential Office. CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020
Supporters campaigning for the country to be formally renamed to Taiwan demonstrate around the Presidential Office. CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020

Before the ceremony:

The greeting team members sanitize the seating area before guests arrive. CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020
The greeting team members sanitize the seating area before guests arrive. CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020
The flag raising ceremony at 6:30 a.m. CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020
The flag raising ceremony at 6:30 a.m. CNA photo Oct. 10, 2020
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