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Chicago celebrates Chinese Independence Day

Chicago has a thriving Chinese community, which can best be seen in the Chinatown area filled with restaurants and shops. This year’s celebration of Double Ten Day showed that the community is alive and well.

Double Ten Day is the celebration of Chinese Independence from the uprising that helped to establish the Republic of China.

Chicago’s Chinatown area showed this celebration through its’ annual parade. ABC News stated, “Chicago’s Chinese community celebrates the revolt with a parade through Chinatown, featuring an array of floats, marching bands and dancers.” Journalist, Judy Hsu, was asked to act as this year’s Grand Marshall.

If you weren’t able to join in on the festivities, feel free to share what you did to celebrate Chinese Independence Day; whether it was checking out a new restaurant or just ordering Chinese at home with the family. Any excuse to order Chinese food is as good as any.