Traditional Taiwanese dancers mark one of the island’s most celebrated national holidays Oct. 5 at the 38th floor Pinnacle Club in the Grand Hyatt in Downtown Denver.
Dignitaries from across metro Denver, including the mayors of Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood and Aurora, were on hand Oct. 5 at the Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt in Downtown Denver for Taiwan’s 106th National Day. They were all guests of Jerry Chang, director general of Colorado’s Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. National Day commemorates the start of the uprising of Oct. 10, 1911 that prompted the collapse of China’s last Qing Dynasty.
Photos by Peter Jones
Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky presents a proclamation from the city to Jerry Chang, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver.
Line dancing—Taiwanese style. Director General Jerry Chang and Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams join in the fun.
Cadets from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs sing the U.S. and Taiwanese national anthems as Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky and Director General Jerry Chang take a listen.
A photo op with Englewood’s Joe Jefferson, believed to be Colorado’s first Chinese-American mayor. Last month, Director General Jerry Chang helped celebrate the 40th anniversary of Englewood’s Twin Dragon restaurant, owned by Jefferson’s mother Shiou Yun Wang.
Aurora Ogg, representative from the congressional office of U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, reads a proclamation honoring Taiwan’s 106th National Day.
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