The National Day of the People's Republic of China is a public holiday in the People's Republic of China to celebrate the national day, and is celebrated annually on October 1.[3]

The PRC was founded on September 21, 1949, with a ceremony celebrating the forming of the Central People's Government taking place in Tiananmen Square on October 1 that year.[4] The Central People's Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China on December 2, 1949, and declared that October 1 is the National Day.[5]

The National Day marks the start of only one of the Golden Weeks in the PRC. However, there have been some recent controversies over whether Golden Weeks should be kept.

The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organized festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Mao Zedong, are publicly displayed.[6]


See also


  1. ^ 黄金周/Huángjīnzhōu, "Golden Week"
  2. ^ China at 60: Nostalgia and progress Fu Ying Comment is free. The Guardian (2008-07-16). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  3. ^ Flag-raising ceremony held for China's National Day celebration_English_Xinhua. News.xinhuanet.com (2009-10-01). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  4. ^ "China National Day: October 1st, Golden Week". www.travelchinaguide.com. 
  5. ^ National Day celebrated across China _English_Xinhua. News.xinhuanet.com (2009-10-01). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  6. ^ Fri, Oct 02, 2009 – China celebrates with elaborate display of power and ideology. The Irish Times (2009-10-10). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.

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