Friday, September 21, 2012

National Day starts China's Second Golden Week from Oct 1- 7

The start of October welcomes a very important week in China, a week filled with excitement and tradition. This week, starting October 1st and ending the 7th, is known as the second of two Golden Weeks. The beginning of this Golden Week is marked with the National Day of the People's Republic of China, which is celebrated October 1st. 

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The purpose of National Day is to acknowledge the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. Despite recent controversies about whether the Golden Week should be kept of not, the tradition lives on and it will continue to be celebrated this 2012. This important holiday is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau

The streets are all a buzz as they are decorated to perfection and filled with people of all ages. An estimated 120 million people flock to China during this week! 

Many festivities come along with the holiday, such as concerts and breath taking fireworks displays. The beginning of Golden Week is officially marked with parades, political rallies, and a flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square

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A quarter of a million people travel to be at Tiananmen Square to witness the raising of the flag. This ceremony is representative of when Mao Zedong stood in the square and waved a red flag, officially announcing the new republic 63 years ago. Families show their national pride by decorating their homes with red flags, lights, and posters. This is a very exciting but very chaotic time in China as the people honor and celebrate their country. 

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