Come join TAP-Chicago this Saturday as we participate in the annual Double Ten Parade in Chinatown. The Double Ten Parade is an annual event held to commemorate the Wuchang Uprising, a revolt that led to a declaration of independence from the central government by Wuchang and several other provinces in China in 1911, which ultimately led to the Xinhai Revolution in which revolutionary forces overthrew the Qing Dynasty,
Every year, the Chinatown neighborhood and thousands of people from all over the city of Chicago join together to attend and participate in the Double Ten Parade. This year the festivities will include performances by students and other artists, marching bands, floats and other entertainment. In addition, the Double Ten Parade is attended by leaders of the Chinatown community, representatives of associations in the Chinatown community, and other honorable guests and dignitaries.
The Double Ten Parade is organized by the CCBA. The CCBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and was established in the 1880s in Chicago. The CCBA’s mission is to unite overseas Chinese, promote their welfare, enhance the Sino-American friendship, promulgate Chinese heritages, and conduct community services and charity events.
DOUBLE TEN PARADE ITINERARY
12:15 a.m. – Parade Participants should check in at 25th Street and Wentworth. Look for the TAP-Chicago banner. (Once we have a more specific meet up spot on the day of, we will post photos and better description on the Facebook event page.)
Drop-off: All Parade Participants should be dropped off on 26th Street and Wentworth. Participants will check in at 25th Street and Wentworth.
Parking: Transportation vehicles are encouraged to park on Archer Avenue near Princeton St.
1:00 – Parade Begins
1:00 to 1:15 – The parade will march north on Wentworth to Chinatown Gates and then west on Cermak.
1:15 to 2:00 – Parade
Contact: Grant Wu – firstname.lastname@example.org / 847.710.1688
To learn more about TAP-Chicago, please visit – http://tapchicago.org/