According to my research: “The People’s Central Government of PRC is the only legal government to stand for all people of PRC. Our government is willing to establish diplomatic relationship with any foreign government that agrees to abide by the principles of equality, mutual benefit, mutual respect for territorial integrity…”
-Chairman Mao Zedong from the Announcement of the People’s Central Government of PRC
The PRC’s National Day was declared at three o’clock on October 1, 1949, in front of 300,000 people during a ceremony in Tian’anmen Square. Chairman Mao declared the founding of the People’s Republic and waved the first five-star PRC flag.
Me: While everyone (including me) is zealous and excited about welcoming Fall and Halloween, in China, each and every citizen is getting united to welcome and celebrate their 63rd year of National day from the time it was declared in 1949. It is a significant milestone for them because it commemorates the rough times their ancestors had been through because of imperialism under several powerful emperors and foreign invaders for thousands of years.
I choose not to discuss more about it because my knowledge about their politics is very very limited and I do not want to make a wrong impression and misinterpret other facts related to it. I also do not know much about how fathomless their political history is but living in China and mingling with Chinese friends make me understand a little bit of how they usually celebrate this event. It is a really big event in China among other events. Usually, the celebration takes one whole week. So, offices from private and government sectors are officially closed. Yay!! That means ‘no going to work’ for one week!
Note: This may vary though based on other companies’ rules and policies.
In this time you will notice how nationalistic Chinese people are. They hang their flags on their house windows or in their offices or on the streets. They also put their flags on their cars.
Then in the evenings, they will set –up the big screen in Culture Square (depending on which city i.e. Beijing (Tian’an Men Square) and show some Chinese movies to exhibit their political breakthrough and that will go on for a few evenings. You will see the ardent love for country on their faces, seriously! My admiration for their loyalty goes to them. This is also a perfect time for Chinese families to travel in and out of the country. Train stations, bus stations and airports are the busiest places to see. Opera houses / theaters in China will epitomize their rich history through – out times.
The highlight will be fireworks display! I would love to witness that.
So that’s it for now I will have to update more next week about this. Have a great Friday fellas!!