The People’s Republic of China turns 61 on October 1st, the anniversary of the founding of new China called National Day. Also known as Shi Yi/十一, National Day is a Golden Week in China, and it is a time when many Chinese people will travel. Be advised that transportation channels such as trains and planes will be maxed out by massive numbers of vacationers. Scheduling a trip for the week after the National Day holiday in China usually guarantees a relaxed journey with little competition for recreational resources – everyone is all travelled out from the 10.1 extravaganza!

More on National Day from Xinhuanet

Oct. 1 is China’s National Day. It is the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. There used to be grand parades squares of major cities of the country. Now celebrations usually take the form of parties in amusement parks by day and fire-works and grand TV ensembles during the evening.

The celebrations for China’s National Day have stretched out to a week long holiday from October 1 to 7, and there are 2 weekend work days (September 26 and October 9) scheduled to make up for the extra 2 days tacked onto what is ostensibly a 5 day holiday. Be on the lookout for fireworks over May 4th Square and an abundant display of flags around Qingdao.

China National Day

Relevant Links:
Public Holidays in China
Autumn Holidays in China
Info on Scheduling Travel in China During National Day Period
Public Holidays in China

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