Twins gather to celebrate Double Ten in Taichung


TAIPEI — More than a hundred pairs of twins of all ages gathered at Taichung Park in central Taiwan Sunday as part of the city’s 100-hour relay celebration to mark National Day in the Republic of China’s centennial year.

Taichung Mayor Jason Hu opened the relay by cutting a cake with 76-year-old Hsu Yen and Hsu Yi-chao — the oldest participants — and 2-year-old Lin Kuan-ting and Lin Kuan-yu.

The event, organized by the city’s Department of Health, attracted 116 pairs of twins and seven groups of triplets for the Republic of China centennial festivities, which will reach a high on National Day Oct. 10.

Hsu Yi-chao, who is a day younger than her sister, said there are six pairs of twins in her family.

The Lins were born two years ago on Oct. 10. Their parents told reporters that Kuan-ting was born at 10:08 a.m. and Kuan-yu at 10:10 a.m.

The youngest pair at the event were four-month old twins, identified only by their surname Kuo.