Cpc Founding Day

CPC Founding Day is a state holiday in China that celebrates the creation of the Communist Party of China in 1921. This holiday also commemorates the date on which ownership of Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain back to China on July 1, 1997.  It’s a holiday that’s filled with a number of different events including speeches given by public officials, military color parades, and public performances.

Although most businesses remain open on this day, people still find a way to take part in the celebrations. Other things that people can expect to see are celebratory parties broadcast on television and the widespread consumption of television series, films, and documentaries about the Chinese Communist Party.

The History Of CPC Founding Day

Communist organizations from all across China sent their representatives to Shanghai on July 1, 1921, to hold the First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. This basically established the Communist Party of China. July 1st would be set by Mao Zedong as the official anniversary of the CPC’s birth. This makes the date known as the Chinese Communist Party’ Birthday.

This day is also known as the “97 Return” or the day that Hong Kong returned to its motherland. On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong returned to China after having been under British rule as a colony for 156-years. Hong Kong had been a British colony since after the First Opium War in 1842 that was fought between Great Britain and the Qing Empire.

The territory had been expanded with the addition of Stonecutters Island and the Kowloon Peninsula and was expanded again when the British obtained a 99-year lease for the New Territories in 1898. July 1, 1997, would mark the date when that lease expired and Hong Kong was returned to China.

Observing CPC Founding Day

Speeches, parades, and events are held all over China to celebrate this holiday. There are also widespread documentary films, holiday specials, and other media endorsing the CPC on this day. There are also public performances held on this day as well to celebrate the founding of the CPC and the return of Hong Kong to mother China.

Where is it celebrated?
China (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2023)
July 1 Saturday
Next year (2024)
July 1 Monday
Last year (2022)
July 1 Friday