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National Day of China today

Published : 30 Sep 2021 10:08 PM | Updated : 02 Oct 2021 01:07 PM

The first October is being celebrated every year as the National Day of the People's Republic of China. The People's Republic of China was founded on October 1 in 1949, with a ceremony celebrating the forming of the Central People's Government taking place in Tiananmen Square on the same day that year.

The first public parade of the new People's Liberation Army took place there, following the address by the country's first Chairman Mao Zedong officially declaring the formal establishment of the Republic. The Central People's Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China on 2nd December 1949, and declared that 1 October is the National Day.

The day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including fireworks and concerts, as well as sports events and cultural events. 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 holiday is also celebrated by many overseas Chinese.

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