Day of Education of the People's Republic of China (01/10)

The main public holiday of China and the national day in the country - the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (National Day in China) - is celebrated annually on October 1.

It was on this day in 1949 that the Founding of the People's Republic of China was proclaimed at a rally on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and on December 2 of the same year, the central people's government issued a decree declaring October 1 a national holiday. Before, in the 50s, an indispensable part of the celebrations dedicated to him was a grandiose military parade on Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

After 1959, it was decided to hold parades only on “round” dates, but because of the “cultural revolution” that had begun, they were completely canceled, and only in 1984, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the PRC, troops and equipment passed in front of the stands.

The main streets of the capital, the central squares for this holiday are always decorated with huge compositions of fresh flowers. Under them, a platform and frames are first constructed from boards, slats, pipes and wire. Then a skillfully made figure of green branches and flowers is set in the center: a dragon, a peacock, an elephant.

The celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China lasts five days, this almost week of holidays is one of the three "golden weeks" held annually in China (along with the holidays dedicated to Chunjie - the traditional New Year according to the lunar calendar and May Day holidays). In the central parks of the capital, on October 1, festivities are held according to the same scenario as on May 1, sometimes a big fireworks display is arranged in the evening.