TAIPEI (Aryavarth) — Taiwan, will celebrate its 109th National Day celebration later this week with events including an air display by Taiwan’s most advanced jet fighters and fireworks that will last for more than 30 minutes. The National Day projection mapping show at the Presidential Office kicked off Monday (Oct. 6) evening, featuring pandemic challenges while lauding democracy and freedoms in Taiwan.
“This year’s theme for the National Day celebration is ‘2020 proud of Taiwan,'” announced Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃), who also heads the preparatory committee for the celebration, at a press conference on Monday.
The General Assembly of Chinese Culture (GACC) has hosted the special projection mapping show since 2017. The 2019 edition of the event was awarded the German Red Dot Design Award.
This year’s show will last through Saturday night. Each evening there will be six shows at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
Addressing the opening ceremony on Monday evening, President Tsai Ing-wen said the “Proud of Taiwan” theme reflects the idea that “the world sees Taiwan” for its success in combating the coronavirus. The show allows us to look back at the challenges faced and the recognition the country has received and is therefore dedicated to the people of Taiwan, she said.
Over the years, the GACC show has strived to present the utmost beauty of Taiwan, the president said. She added that the eight-minute show also features late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui while combining symbols of democratic values and freedoms.
According to the GACC, the design of the event was inspired by the challenges and lessons related to the pandemic, digital innovation, and democratic values. The aim is to convey the country’s democracy, confidence, and pride, it said.