October 1 is China’s national day. Why is this day designated as national day? After more than 100 years of heroic struggle, the Chinese people have won the great victory of the people’s revolution. The founding of the people’s Republic of China was proclaimed on October 1, 1949, which was the greatest change in Chinese history. At the first session of the CPPCC in September 1949, it was decided to designate October 1 as Chinese national day.
Chinese National Day activities
（1） lanterns and decorations
Every national day in China, enterprises and institutions will hang lanterns or banners to celebrate the national day with slogans such as “celebrate the National Day”; Bonsai and balloons with slogans were placed on the square to welcome the national day with a happy atmosphere.
（2） 7 Day holiday
October 1 of each year is China’s national day. In 1999, China revised and issued the measures for the holidays of national annual festivals and anniversaries, which combines the national day with adjacent Saturdays and Sundays into a 7-day National Day holiday, known as the “National Day Golden Week”. With the holiday situation, people can feel the joy of the national day together.
People usually take advantage of the 7-day National Day holiday to visit the great rivers and mountains of the motherland. Since 2012, highways during the national day have been free for private cars. The National Day holiday is free from 00:00 on October 1 to 24:00 on October 7
（4） National Day military parade
The National Day military parade can not only celebrate the national day and raise China’s prestige, but also show the world China’s strong national defense strength, making the people all over the country feel a strong sense of pride.
（5） Tiananmen Square Flag Raising Ceremony
On national day, it is the dream of countless people to see the raising of the national flag in Tiananmen Square. Therefore, people who take advantage of the National Day holiday to visit Beijing usually come to Tiananmen Square early to see the soldiers of the national flag class raise the flag to express their great love for the motherland and watch the five-star red flag rise slowly.
（6） National Day party
Before and after the national day, in order to celebrate the national day and carry forward the corporate culture, all enterprises and institutions will organize employees to hold a party to welcome the national day and express the joy of the National Day in the form of literary and artistic performances.