National Day of China 国庆节


国庆节 guó qìng jié means National Day
国庆节快乐 guó qìng jié kuài lè means Happy National Day

October 1st is the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and celebrated as China’s National Holiday. National Day is one of the most important holiday in China. An important occasion, the holiday is celebrated all of the People’s Republic of China.

Since the National Party Plenum meeting in May 1999, Chinese people have been guaranteed a week off during the holiday, turning the holiday into both a patriotic and economic fixture of the Autumn season. In folk parlance, National Day is referred to as one of the “黄金周 Golden Weeks”, of the year, the other one being the week during the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The legal holiday for National Day is currently 3 days and is usually connected with the weekends ahead and after, hence people can enjoy a 7-day holiday from Oct. 1st to 7th, which is the well-known “Golden Week”. This is the longest public holiday in China besides the Spring Festival holiday. Falling in the autumn generally with clear weather and comfortable temperature, the holiday is a popular period for travel. During the Golden Week, lots of Chinese go traveling. It leads to a sea of people at attraction sites; train tickets difficult to get; flight tickets cost more than usual; and hotel rooms in short supply…

The National Day in China is celebrated with various large-scale official ceremonies and activities, like the military review on Tiananmen Square, parades, firework displays and TV shows taking stock of the year that passed.

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