National Day in Taiwan, which is also called Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day, commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10 1911 which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912.
The Republic of China, that is commonly known as Taiwan, celebrates its National Day on October 10.
This holiday is also called Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day, referring to the tenth day of the tenth month in 1911, when the Wuchang Uprising began.
The uprising began in the city of Wuchang in 1911 and triggered the Xinhai Revolution leading to the end of the Qing Dynasty and two millennia of dynasty rule in China.
On January 1, 1912 the Republic of China was established, but after the end of World War II the Communists took control over the mainland China and the Government of the ROC had to relocate to Taiwan.
Celebration of National Day begins with the ceremony of raising the flag of the ROC in front of the Presidential Building.