National Day of the People's Republic of China is October 1. It is a
public holiday in the People's Republic of China to celebrate its national
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.
Day is the start of one of the Golden Weeks in China. However, there have been
some recent controversies over whether Golden Weeks should be kept.
Day is celebrated throughout mainland China,
Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of
government-organised 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 Sun
Yat-Sen, are publicly displayed.
anniversary is a multiple of five (e.g. the 50th, 55th, or 60th), large scale
official celebrations may be held, including an inspection of troops on Tiananmen Square. More notable of these events included
Deng Xiaoping's inspection in 1984 and Jiang Zemin's inspection in