Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fujimini Island celebrates PRC National Day

When you think of the month of October, we think of autumn leaves falling and Halloween. But October is a very important month in China and for Chinese people around the world. 

The People's Republic of China's National Day was first celebrated in Tian'anmen Square on October 1, 1949. 300,000 people watched eagerly as the first People's Republic of China five-star flag was waved. 

In the past this day was celebrated with large political gatherings and speeches, parades, and banquets. This holiday is still very much alive and rejoiced today. As the economy has developed, a new way of celebrating has as well. 

Today, celebration of the national holiday lasts up to seven days. During this week, called a Golden Week, the people of China get time off from school and work. Many Chinese use this time for domestic and international travel. As this is such a popular week for travel, international flights fill up quickly and must be booked far in advanced. Fares almost triple during this time! 

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