Chinese name: 国庆

Pinyin: guó

English name: National Day

History: On October 1st 1949 a grand ceremony was held at Tiananmen Square to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China.  National Day is celebrated annually by Chinese people. In mainland China, people can enjoy a 7-day holiday from October 1st to 7th. Flag-raising ceremonies, galas and firework displays are held nationwide. One of the biggest activities is the military parade at Tiananmen Square.