PHOTO ESSAY/National Day celebration at home and abroad
Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) The Republic of China (Taiwan) celebrated National Day with a display of military aircraft flying over the Presidential Office and an annual street parade with performances by local and foreign groups in Taipei on Tuesday.
In the lead up to National Day observed on Oct. 10, Taiwanese embassies and overseas offices, as well as communities of expats abroad have held receptions, fairs and parades to mark the ROC's 112th birthday.
The main celebration in Taiwan on National Day was held in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei.
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International Marching Bands
In spirit of Taiwan's ongoing friendship with Japan and continued partnership with the United States, student marching bands from two prestigious schools from the respective countries performed after President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) speech on National Day.
Following the overwhelming popularity of the performance from Kyoto Tachibana Senior High School's "Orange Devils" marching band during last year's National Day, Tokyo University of Agriculture Second High School's "Emerald Knights" presented Taiwan with nostalgic songs from popular Japanese animes beloved by adults and children.
In sync with themes from the likes of Dragon Ball Z and One Piece, the Emerald Knights put on a spectacular performance with their instruments and flags.
129 members of the University of California at Los Angeles' (UCLA) Bruin Marching Band then took the stage with a morale boosting shout out to capture the attention of their audience.
After hyping up the crowd, the band then played the school's famous anthem, "The Mighty Bruins," to bring their performance to a peak.
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