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October 1 – National Day of the People’s Republic of China

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The Chinese National Day is celebrated every October 1. Officially known as the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, the holiday commemorates the founding of the republic in 1949.  

The holiday is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau for seven days, known as the Golden Week. From October 1 to 7, the Chinese people enjoy the holiday with week-long festivities like cultural events and fireworks. They also decorate their public spaces with Chinese flags and flowers.

Fun Facts About China:

  • The color red represents good fortune and joy – the reason why it is most commonly seen in many Chinese festivities.
  • China is the 4th largest country in the world, next to Russia, the US, and Canada.
  • China uses one standard time zone despite spanning five time zones.  

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