The flag of Taiwan.
When is Republic Day in Taiwan?
How long until Republic Day?
|This holiday next takes place in 346 Days.|
Dates of Republic Day Holiday
|Commemorates the establishment of the Provisional Government in Nanking on 1 January 1912|
Republic Day is a public holiday in Taiwan on 1st January.
While the holiday is also celebrated as New Year's Day, it commemorates the foundation of the Republic of China on 1 January 1912.
History of Taiwan Republic Day
The Wuchang Uprising of 10 October 1911, began the Xinhai Revolution which marked the end of the Ching (Qing) Dynasty that had been established in 1644 by the Manchus.
Since the start of the nineteenth century the power and control of the Ching court had begun to decline and by the start of the twentieth century, China had become weak to Japanese and western influences. Discontent with this situation led to an uprising of nationalists under the leadership of Sun Yatsen.
The revolt in Wuchang was successful and it led to other uprisings to break out in other cities across china.
The fall of the Manchus swiftly followed and on 1 January 1912, the Republic of China was founded with the establishment of the Provisional Government in Nanking. Sun Yatsen was elected as provisional president of the new republic.
The Xinhai revolution ended with the abdication of the six-year-old Last Emperor, Puyi, on 12 February 1912, marking the end of 2,000 years of imperial rule in China.
10th October, the anniversary of the start of the uprising, is the National Day of Taiwan.
Celebrations in Taiwan today are arguably as focused on the start of the international new year than on the events of 1912.