The National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is celebrated every year on 1st October. It is a public holiday in the People’s Republic of China.
The PRC’s National Day was declared at three o’clock on October 1, 1949, in front of 300,000 people during a ceremony in Tiananmen Square.
The Central People’s Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day.
The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including large political gatherings and speeches, military parades, fireworks and concerts.
On National Day, the historic Tiananmen Square in Beijing is decorated in a festive theme.
Portraits of revered leaders, such as Mao Zedong, are publicly displayed.