It’s Chinese National Day! On October 1st of 1949, a ceremony was held at Tian’anmen Square, Beijing to celebrate the forming of the Central People's Government, which marked the official founding of People's Republic of China. And this year 2018 is the 69th anniversary of the founding of China.
More about Chinese National Day
Since October 1st of 1949, National Day has been made a public holiday in China, celebrated annually on October 1st. The National Day also marks the start of Golden Weeks.
The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organized festivities. Public places, such as Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme.
“China” in Chinese means “the central country”. However in history, China was not called “the central country” by ancient Chinese people and other countries in the world. Wonder how China was named in history by your country? Check this out: