Chinese National Day
Release time:2016-10-25 10:50 Author:Wendy
Keywords: National Day
Chinese National Day is celebrated on October 1st every year to commemorate the founding of
People’s Republic of China. On that day, lots of large-scaled activities are held nationwide. Besides,
the 7-day holiday from Oct. 1st to 7th is called "Golden Week”, during which more and more Chinese
people go traveling around the country.
October 1st 1949 was the memorial day for the founding of the People’s Republic of China. One thing
should be noted is that the PRC was not founded on that day. Actually the Chinese independence day
was September 21st 1949. The grand ceremony held at Tiananmen Square on October 1st 1949 was
to celebrate the forming of the Central People's Government of the brand new country. Later on October
2nd 1949, the new government passed the ‘Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of
China’ and declared October 1 to be the Chinese National Day. Ever since 1950, every October 1st has
been grandly celebrated by Chinese people.
Altogether 14 military reviews have been held on October 1st since 1949. The most representative and
influential ones include the military reviews on the founding ceremony, the 5th anniversary, 10th anniversary,
35th anniversary, 50th anniversary and 60th anniversary. Those impressive military reviews have attracted
people from both home and abroad to watch. Following the military reviews are usually huge parades by
common people to express their patriotic feelings. The Military Review & Parade is now held in a small
scale every 5 years and in a large scale every 10 years.