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The island nation of Taiwan may stem from Chinese heritage, but its people have a proud culture all their own. Though they celebrate many festivals that are Chinese, they put their own spin on things. They observe the Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, Lantern Festival and Moon Festival. Taiwan National Day is uniquely Taiwanese. After the Chinese Civil War, the Republic of China's leadership fled to the island to escape the Communist establishment. Ironically, Taiwan National Day celebrates a day that predates the current Chinese government.
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