2004 National Day celebration in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. *Photo from Wikipedia
October 1 is National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949, with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. One thing should be noted is that the PRC was not founded on that day, but on September 21, 1949. 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.
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.
The National Day marks the start of only one of the Golden Weeks in the PRC.
In commemoration of the day, we introduce you to wonderful people from China or Japanese people who work for the country.
*Click a photo below to see their stories!
“No one will ever be able to destroy the relationship between us and people in China.” – GYPSY QUEEN, Musical group