“October 1” Is The Official National Day of China. China’s National Day is celebrated with great fanfare every year on October 1 as a public holiday. It is a major Chinese holiday in the country. The grand military parades are also held every 10 years to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China. On that day, an official victory ceremony was organized in Tiananmen Square, where Mao Zedong raised China’s first Communist national flag.
History of China’s National Day
For centuries, China was ruled by a succession of different dynasties. After a lengthy civil war, the Chinese communist party proclaimed China’s independence. It established the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Mao Zedong, the leader of the party, declared the creation of New China from Tiananmen Square on October 1st, 1949. For this reason, this date is celebrated as the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
On October 1st, 1949, a grand ceremony took place at Tiananmen Square to celebrate the founding of the Central People’s Government of the new country. 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 as the Chinese National Day. Since 1950, October 1st every year has been celebrated as a great national festival in China.
Some Popular activities include the following:
1. National Flag-raising Ceremony
2. Anniversary Activities
3. Evening Gala Event