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Some fun facts about China's National Day - A seven-day celebration!

One of the best ways to get to know about a country's culture and traditions is by partaking in local celebrations. The National Day which takes place on the 1st of October annually is a popular celebration in China. Here are some fun facts about this special day.


7-day holiday

It might be called the National Day, denoting one day. But no, in China it's celebrated for seven days in total in the Chinese mainland. Hong Kong celebrates it for one day and Macau for two. Whichever celebrations you partake in, you are sure to have a memorable time! There is no doubt about that. Besides, you need to book accommodation in good locations for the celebration. For one, you can look into Tianjin serviced apartments, the likes of Ascott TEDA MSD Tianjin, for a good experience.


Golden week becoming a wedding season

The seven-day holiday is known as the Golden Week and now has become a popular season for weddings. This week-long holiday is perfect to invite family, friends and others for an auspicious wedding ceremony. Guests have to give the newly married couple a red envelope containing money which is meant to be a form blessing.


Shopping week

If you're visiting China this time of the year, you will be thrilled to know that there are many offers and discounts on various items and is a great week to shop till you drop! For the shopaholics out there, know that you are going to have the time of your life!



This auspicious occasion is held at the Tian'anmen Square where the guards carry the national flag march from Tian'anmen Gate Tower. The flag is raised while the national anthem is sung. The number of people visiting the square on October 1st for this ceremony is estimated to be more than one hundred thousand, which is more than on any other day.



You can also witness a military parade that shows one the strength of China. The presentation lasts for about sixty-six minutes which remembers the brave martyrs and tries to uplift the country's spirit on the whole.


Evening Gala

The National Day celebrations offer entertainment too. The evening gala, which is another special event, showcase dances and songs. These performances fall under a common theme, which is to eulogise the motherland and also the modern era we live in. The celebrations in itself are meant to bring a strong sense of duty and patriotism to the people, in addition to the festive moods it brings.



Statistics obtained from the year of 1999 show that the number of tourists has significantly increased over the years during the Golden Week. Besides, the local government has also taken a step to promote tourism within the country by reducing the prices of high-speed transports. On top of that, tourism is one of the main features of the celebration where the transport system is drastically improved and made more convenient, and visa policies relaxed! This makes it much more convenient to travel to China.