Several of China’s most famous buildings lit up blue yesterday to mark the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness day.
Since 2008, autism organizations around the world have celebrated the annual holiday by holding fundraising and awareness-raising events, and famous landmarks around the world light up blue in honor of the day.
The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower was one of them. Activities were also held around the tower during the day yesterday to help educate and increase public awareness about autism.
Major landmarks in Hangzhou, Kunming, Changsha, Guangzhou and Guiyang also went blue to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.
The Chenghuang Pavilion in Hangzhou
Daguan Park in Kunming
Tianxin Pavilion in Changsa
Guangzhou Tower in Guangzhou
Jiaxiu Tower in Guiyang
According to NetEase, more than 10 million people are affected by autism in China, and the number goes up every year.
You can read more about autism and World Autism Awareness Day here.
By Tanto Chen
[Images via: qq]