- Oct 08, 2018 -
National Day, refers to a statutory festival formulated by a country to commemorate the country itself, usually the independence of the country, the signing of the Constitution, or other significant anniversary. In this day, every country holds a variety of celebrations. In ancient China, the emperor’s ascension and birthday were called the “National Day”.
The oldest national day in world history is the National Day of San Marino. As far back as AD 301, San Marino designated September 3 as its National Day.
The National Day of New China refers specifically to the anniversary of the official establishment of the People's Republic of China. Therefore, people from all over the country will hold celebrations on October 1st of each year. October 1st , 2018 is the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
National Day Customs:
1) The light knot
During the National Day of the National Day, all enterprises and institutions will hang lanterns or banners, and celebrate the National Day with slogans such as “Happy National Day”; the bonsai and hydrogen balloon with slogans are placed on the square to welcome the National Day with a happy atmosphere.
2) National Day holiday
Every October 1st is China's National Day. In 1999, China revised and released the "National Festival and Memorial Day Holidays", which combined the National Day and the adjacent Saturday and Sunday into a 7-day National Day holiday, which is called For the "National Day Golden Week", let the people feel the joy of the National Day together with the holiday situation.
3) Free highway
With the increasing living standards of the people, private cars have become more and more popular, and people usually use the 7-day long holiday of the National Day to visit the great rivers and mountains of the motherland. Therefore, since 2012, the country’s highways have been free to private cars during the National Day.
4) National Day military parade
Since the founding of the National Day of China, there have been 14 National Day military parade. Apart from the parade of the founding ceremony of 1949, the most impressive ones were the National Day military parade in 1984, 1999 and 2009. The National Day military parade can celebrate National Day. The promotion of China’s prestige has also demonstrated to the world the strong national defense force of our country, which has made the people of the country feel a strong sense of pride.
5) Tiananmen Flag Raising Ceremony
Every National Day, going to Tiananmen Square to see the national flag is a dream of countless people. Therefore, people who use the National Day holiday to go to Beijing will usually come to Tiananmen Square to watch the flag-raising soldiers raise their flags in order to express their incomparable love for the motherland. Watching the five-star red flag rise slowly, the excitement in the heart is beyond words.
6) National Day Party
Before and after the National Day, in order to celebrate the National Day and promote corporate culture, all enterprises and institutions will organize employees to celebrate the National Day celebrations and express the joy of the National Day in the form of cultural performances.