China's National Day

Chinese National Day Ceremony at Tian An Men Square
Chinese National Day Ceremony at Tian An Men Square | Source

On October 1st, 1949, 300,000 Chinese public people joined in Tian An Men Square of Beijing, the largest city central square in the world. The ceremony to proclaim the establishment of New China started at three o'clock p.m. sharp. The current No. 1 leader, Chairman Mao, stood on the Tian An Men Tower and severely proclaimed, "The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China has been officially established since today!" Guns thundered out of a solute. The first one Five Red Star National Flag rose slowly in the sonorous music of Chee Lai (National Anthem)! The whole world witnessed that historic moment. Since then, October 1st has become Chinese National Day. On the day of every year, the whole nation and Chinese residing overseas hold grand ceremonies to celebrate this significant festival. Since 1999, people from all walks have a one-week vacation during the Day, which is called "Golden Week of National Day".

October 1, 2009
October 1, 2009 | Source
Tian An Men Sqare on 60th National Day
Tian An Men Sqare on 60th National Day | Source
China's National Day Celebration
China's National Day Celebration | Source
China's National Day Celebration
China's National Day Celebration | Source
Me at Tian An Men Square on 2004 National Day
Me at Tian An Men Square on 2004 National Day

Throughout more than 5,000 years history, Chinese people has experienced success and failure, glory and disgrace, prosperity and difficulty. However, among all ancient civilizations, it is the only one that is still strong in the contemporary world (Please let me show my pride on this point! And I do not deny that this great people has its inherent cultural disease). The National Day means much to it. As a new and national festival, the National Day reflects the national cohesion. The large-scale of celebrating activities called on by central and local governments show the increasing strength of the country and the growing confidence of the national people.

This year is the 62nd birthday of New China. Wish our motherland more beautiful, more prosperous and stronger in the future! Wish her children, 56 nationalities, all Chinese around the world, and fellows from Taiwan, Hongkong and Macao, more confident and more solidary! Wish human peace forever!

China's 60th National Day Military Parade

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kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

"During more than 5,000 years history, Chinese people has severely experienced success, disgrace and difficulty." - I have to agree. Chinese people have influenced us Asians in countless ways - cuisine, celebrations, norms, and even genes! We can also see large Chinese communities in almost all countries of the world :)

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Hui (蕙) 5 years ago Author

Thank you so much for this comment and support. Yeah, in China today, population exploded. People can see Chinese everywhere in the world.

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VirginiaLynne 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for this reminder of such an important day in the history of China.

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Hui (蕙) 5 years ago Author

Thank you, VirginiaLynne, for paying attention to our event.

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teacherinchina 5 years ago from China

The Chinese are rightfully proud of their history, even though they often do only seem to have a vague notion of what happened. Now we are in 2011 and noone remembers that 100 years ago the last emperor had to abdicate because of the Xianhai uprising.

This year is the celebration of Wuchang/Wuhan.

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Hui (蕙) 5 years ago Author

You were right, teacherinchina. This year is 100 aniversary of Xinhai revolution. But, do you think how many contemporary people in the world, (such as in your country, if you are not from China), remember what exactly happened 100 years ago? Does that mean that we should feel guilty of proud of history? I am rightfully proud of not only history, but the meaning reflected on history. Actually, not just that noone remembers 100 years ago, but may be that people are forgetting 62 years ago, however, we still have brilliant history behind, and splendid future before, which is the spirit.

By the way, Wuchang celebration and National Day are two different events, and thus two different points. These days, the grand TV series "Xinhai Revolution" is on air at the prime time on CCTV channel 1. I am pretty sure that there are celebration news and document programs about it in media. We do not forget that historic event, and will never do! Also, noone remembers what happened in 1860 and 1900, which does not mean that we lost the past.

You especially put forward to the "the year of Wuchang/Wuhan", so I boldly assume that you prefer this celebration over the other one. However, our Chinese and all Chinese cannot do that. Sorry!

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