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National Day of the People's Republic of China

National Day of the People's Republic of China
Beihai Park in 2004
Observed by All of the  People's Republic of China including Hong Kong and Macau
Type Historical, cultural, nationalist
Celebrations festivities, including fireworks and concerts
Begins October 1
Ends 7 days later
Date October 1
Next time 1 October 2015 (2015-10-01)
Frequency annual
Tiananmen Square, 2006 National Day of the PRC. The placard reads "Warmly celebrate the 57th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China". The portrait is that of Sun Yat-sen.[1]

The National Day of the People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 国庆节; traditional Chinese: 國慶節; pinyin: guóqìng jié) is celebrated every year on October 1. It is a public holiday in the People's Republic of China to celebrate their national day.[2]

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's Republic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day.[3]

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 Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Mao Zedong, are publicly displayed.[4]

The University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute published a review of national day celebrations between 1949 and 1999 and discussed preparations for the 2009 extravaganza.[5] US-China Today summarized press coverage and included images of the 2009 celebration.[6]


See also


  1. ^ China at 60: Nostalgia and progress | Fu Ying | Comment is free. The Guardian (2008-07-16). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  2. ^ Flag-raising ceremony held for China's National Day celebration_English_Xinhua. (2009-10-01). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  3. ^ National Day celebrated across China _English_Xinhua. (2009-10-01). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  4. ^ Fri, Oct 02, 2009 – China celebrates with elaborate display of power and ideology. The Irish Times (2009-10-10). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  5. ^ US-China Institute :: news & features :: 60 years of celebrating the creation of the people's republic. Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
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