National Day Golden Week Holiday
National Day Golden Week Holiday is a series of holidays that begins on the 1st of October and Continues until October 7th. The 1st of October is celebrated with a lot of fanfare as the week is kicked off and this day is a major Chinese holiday. Tourists from around the world visit China to witness this occasion, and it’s a day full of military parades and other events.
The week of festivities is called Golden Week because it’s the biggest week for tourism in China. And almost as evidence of that fact, hotel rates, airfare prices, and the price of tickets go up exponentially during this week.
The History Of National Day Golden Week Holiday
On October 1st, 1949, the leader of the CCP, Mao Zedong, declared the creation of New China from Tiananmen Square. This date would then become the date of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. There was a grand ceremony that took place on that day, a tradition that continues to this day.
On the 2nd of October in 1949, the Resolution on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China was passed by the newly minted Chinese government and the 1st of October was declared as the Chinese National Day. That’s why from this year forward, there’s been a great festival held on this day.
Observing National Day Golden Week Holiday
All across mainland China, as well as in Macau and Hong Kong, National Day Golden Week Holiday is observed. Many of these celebrations are organized by the government and events usually include parades, cultural events, concerts, and fireworks.
Major tourist locations all across the People’s Republic of China are dressed up in patriotic themes and the images of national leaders are put on display. There are also flag-raising ceremonies, evening galas, and other such events.