Thursday, 3 October 2013

China's National Day (国庆节)

The Parterre especially created to celebrate China's 2013 National Day

On the 1st of October of this year, China celebrated National Day and the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.  Special ceremonies include the raising of the flag and the nation's leaders paying tribute at the Monument of the People's Heroes.  

China's National Day marks the start of two weeks public holiday and there are many festivals, including fireworks and concerts.  You can see videos of the ceremony at Tiananmen Square and watch the festivities here.

(Contrast this to the non-existent National Day of England: St. George's Day - a day that passes by without so much as a rainy garden tea party!  Why doesn't England have a National Day? :( )

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