Thursday, April 4, 2013

Double Tenth

CHINESE HOLIDAY. ANNIVERSARY OF REPUBLIC, To-day marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the proclamation by Dr. Sun Yat Sen of the Chinese Republic. Since the alteration of the Chinese calendar to correspond with that of Western countries the occasion has been regarded as the most. important holiday of the year, and is observed as such by Chinese throughout the world. It has become known among the Chinese community as "the double tenth." In Auckland the observance has been dropped during the past few years, but in Wellington, where the Chinese consul's office is situated, some sort of ceremony was probably carried out. In Diinedin a picnic and sports meeting was arranged to take place at Evansdale. Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 241, 10 October 1936, Page 10

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