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Why do we make it a holiday and a festival? Historical Event Origin. By Judy Chiang. Taiwan 228 Memorial Day Youth Day (Mar. 29) Double Tenth National Day (Oct. 10) Taiwan Retrocession Day (Oct.25) Constitution Day (Dec.25). America Memorial Day (May 30) Independence Day (Jul. 4)

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    1. Why do we make it a holiday and a festival?Historical Event Origin By Judy Chiang

    2. Taiwan 228 Memorial Day Youth Day (Mar. 29) Double Tenth National Day (Oct. 10) Taiwan Retrocession Day (Oct.25) Constitution Day (Dec.25) America Memorial Day (May 30) Independence Day (Jul. 4) Veteran’s Day (Nov.11) Historical Event Origin

    3. Memorial Day (May 30) Why do we make it a holiday? • Originally called Decoration Day • In honor of those who died serving the nation during wars (the Civil War, the Vietnam War…) • Has been ignored by many Americans

    4. Memorial Day (May 30) The way to celebrate the day: • by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of the heroes • by flying the US Flag at half-staff until noon

    5. Independence Day (Jul.4) Why do we make it a holiday? • The birthday of the USA (founded in 1776) • To commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence

    6. Independence Day (Jul.4) The way to celebrate the day: • by flying the US Flag • a time for Picnics, Parades and Marching Bands, Beaches, BBQs and “Bombs Bursting in Air”

    7. Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) Why do we make it a holiday? • The day marked the end of the WWΙ • Known as “Armistice Day”, the same day celebrated as “Remembrance Day” in UK • To honor veterans of WWΙ originally • After WW2 and Korea War, it became to honor American veterans of all wars

    8. Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) The way to celebrate the day: • To display the flag of the US on the Government buildings • To invite the people of the US to observe the day in schools and churches

    9. 228 Memorial Day (Feb.28) Why do we make it a holiday? • To commemorate 228 incident that had a profound impact on the people and society of Taiwan

    10. Youth Day (Mar.29) Why do we make it a holiday? • To commemorate the young martyrs sacrificed at the tenth uprising of Dr. Sun Yat-sen • Now, to commemorate all solders and martyrs killed in all uprising • Celebrated by honoring “Ten Outstanding Youth” of the society

    11. Why do we make it a holiday? The birthday of ROC (founded in 1911) The way to celebrate the day: The people in Taiwan and overseas Chinese come together to cheer the nation The Celebrating Ceremony held in front of the Presidential Office Building The National Day Parade, the National Day Fireworks Display Double Tenth National Day (Oct.11)

    12. Taiwan Retrocession Day (Oct.25) Why do we make it a holiday? • China was victory in the War of Resistance against Japan during WW2 • Japan agreed to sign the Instrument of Surrender on Aug.15,1945, and return Taiwan back to China. Japanese rule officially ended on Oct.25, 1945

    13. Constitution Day (Dec.25) Why do we make it a holiday? • To remember the day of official enactment of constitution law • The constitution of the ROC was passed on Dec. 25,1946, and implemented one year later

    14. Concise comparisons of the holidays Differences (for China/ Taiwan special historic events): • Taiwan Retrocession Day • Constitution Day

    15. THE END Thank you!!