Long Live China

By ASHTOSH SINGH

Today marks?National Day of the People’s Republic of China which?is celebrated every year on October 1.

It is a?public holiday in the People’s Republic of China?to celebrate their?national day.

The history behind the the day came about when 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.

The National Day marks the start of one of the two?Golden Weeks?in the PRC. However, there have been some?recent controversies?over whether Golden Weeks should be kept.

The National 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?Mao Zedong, are publicly displayed.

INFO: Wikipedia.