China"s National Day
The National Day of the People"s Republic of China is October 1. It is a public holiday in the People"s Republic of China to celebrate its national day.
The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. The Central People"s Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People"sRepublic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day.
The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme.
When the anniversary is a multiple of five (e.g. the 50th, 55th, or 60th), large scale official celebrations may be held, including an inspection of troops on Tiananmen Square.
In 1999, the Chinese government decided that the three days designated for the National Day celebration be combined with the two weekends on either side, thus giving people a seven-day vacation. Also because of the great indulgences during the week, it is regarded as another Golden Week for the Chinese people when they can go out to visit some long-cherished tourist attractions or doing other things people like to do.
Celebrations of China"s National Day
1. Raising National Flag
In the early morning, numerous people arrive at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to see the ceremonial raising of the national flag.
2. The National Day Parade
The National Day Parade was designated by CPPCC as an important component of the grand ceremony for the founding of P.R.C. From 1949 to 1959, 11 national parades were held on October first, though no national parades were held for the next 24 years. It was not until 1984 that the national parade was resumed by the then Central People"s Government at the urging of Comrade Deng Xiaoping on the thirty-fifth National Day of the P.R.C. Since that time, when the anniversary is a multiple of five (e.g. the 50th, 55th, or 60th), large scale state functions may be held such as the inspection of troops in Tiananmen Square. Therefore, there will be a Grand National Day Parade in 2009 for celebrating the 60th anniversary of the funding of P.R.C.
3. Fireworks Show
Fireworks displays are usually held nationwide in all cities during China芒鈧劉s National Day.