Chinese National Day

National Day, also known as National Day and National Day, refers to a statutory festival formulated by a country to commemorate the country itself, usually the independence of the country, the signing of the constitution, or other significant anniversary. In this day, every country holds a variety of celebrations. In ancient China, the emperor’s ascension and birthday were called the “National Day”.

The oldest National Day in the history of the world is the National Day of San Marino. As far back as AD 301, San Marino designated September 3 as its National Day.

The National Day of New China refers specifically to the anniversary of the official establishment of the People's Republic of China. Therefore, people from all over the country will hold celebrations on October 1 of each year. October 1, 2019 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Holiday significance

Celebrate the establishment and birth of a country.

The National Day Remembrance Day is a feature of the modern nation-state, which emerged along with the emergence of modern nation-states and became particularly important. It became a symbol of an independent country, reflecting the country's state and polity, and symbolizing the formal establishment of the country.

Once this special commemorative method of the National Day has become a new and universal form of festivals, it will carry the function of reflecting the cohesiveness of this country and nation. At the same time, the large-scale celebrations on National Day are also a concrete manifestation of the government's mobilization and appeal.

Showing strength, enhancing national confidence, embodying (people's) cohesiveness, and exerting appeal, are the four basic characteristics of the National Day celebration.

Since 1998, National Day is the "Golden Week" holiday in mainland China. The official holiday time of the National Day is 3 days, and the two weekends will be adjusted to take a total of 7 days; the overseas institutions and enterprises in mainland China will be 3-7 days; the Macao Special Administrative Region will be 2 days, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be 1 day.