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2-28 Commemoration

2-28 Commemoration
2-28 Commemoration

One of Taiwan's newer national holidays, February 28--also known as Peace Memorial Day--is an annual day of remembrance for the victims, who including innocent protesters and other local residents, of a massacre carried out by government troops on the same day in 1947. Consequently, this day is widely considered a dark reminder of past oppression by many Taiwanese, who may mark the occasion with ceremonies at 2-28 memorial parks established in cities around the island. However, the main purpose of this holiday is to heal divisions within Taiwan and promote peace.

  • Data update: 2023-05-26
  • Publish Date: 2011-11-15
  • Source: Civil Affairs Bureau
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