By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer 

New Year's Day this year was celebrated by a group of over 200 people gathered at the New Brighton Family Center to honor the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, frequently referred to as Taiwan or the Republic of China (ROC).

 By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer

smROC100Group forming the historic 100

New Year's Day this year was celebrated by a group of over 200 people gathered at the New Brighton Family Center to honor the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, frequently referred to as Taiwan or the Republic of China (ROC).

This free event began at 9:30 a.m. and the program included a flag raising ceremony where a flag of the ROC was raised to symbolize the presence of the many years that the Chinese American community have been, and will continue to be in Minnesota. The program also included a traditional lion dance, patriotic songs, orations, free family portrait session for the first 100 registrants, an aerial group photo session (forming the numbers 100) and concluded with a luncheon.

According to Biing-Huei Su, last May over twenty local individuals and representatives of the Chinese community organizations were contacted to form The Republic of China Centennial Celebration Commission of Minnesota which was the sponsoring organization for this event. Similar celebrations are planned or have been held in ROC Chinese communities all over the world.

smROCcelebrationRepublic of China 100th Anniversary celebration

Co-sponsoring organizations included: Minnesota Chinese Cultural Services Center, Asian Media Access, Chinese American Academic & Professional Association, MN, KMT-MN Chapter, Minnesota Chinese Veterans Association, Minnesota Chinese Student Association and Twin Cities Chinese Language School.

 

 

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