National day April 14, 2017


Tourists take photo of a gigantic decorative flower basket at the Tian'anmen Square on Oct. 1, 2016, China's National Day. On this day, tens of thousands of tourists flood into the Tian'anmen Square in the heart of the Chinese capital of Beijing. [Photo by Chen Boyuan /]

The National Day of the People’s Republic of China is celebrated every year on October 1.

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 PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at the Tiananmen Square.

It is a public holiday in the People’s Republic of China to celebrate the national day. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme during the holiday.