National Day in Macau in 2019

  How long until National Day?
This holiday next takes place in 9 days.
  Dates of National Day in Macau
2021 Oct 1, Oct 2
MacauSat, Oct 2National Holiday
MacauFri, Oct 1National Holiday
2020 Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 5
MacauMon, Oct 5Government Holiday (additional day)
MacauFri, Oct 2National Holiday (additional day)
MacauThu, Oct 1National Holiday
2019 Oct 1, Oct 2
MacauWed, Oct 2National Holiday
MacauTue, Oct 1National Holiday
2018 Oct 1, Oct 2
MacauTue, Oct 2National Holiday
MacauMon, Oct 1National Holiday
2017 Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 3
MacauTue, Oct 3Government Holiday
MacauMon, Oct 2National Holiday
MacauSun, Oct 1National Holiday
The People's Republic of China was founded on October 1st 1949 with a ceremony at Tian'anmen Square.
  National Day in other countries
National Day internationally

When is Chinese National Day?

The People's Republic of China (PRC) observes its anniversary on October 1st. China's National Day has been celebrated in various ways during the history of the PRC.

In China, the holiday is officially three days, but the holidays are usually extended by bridge holidays compensated by working on weekends depending on how the holiday falls in the week. This creates a so-called 'Golden Week' of holidays. This makes it the second-largest holiday period in China. This approach was introduced in 2000 to help boost domestic tourism and to allow families to make long journeys to visit relatives.

In 2017, the Chinese National Tourism Administration said there were more than 710 million tourist trips during the eight-day National Day and Mid-Autumn holidays, contributing up to 590 billion yuan (88.68 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism income.

History of Chinese National Day

The People's Republic of China was founded on October 1st 1949 with a ceremony at Tian'anmen Square.

In December 1949, the Chinese Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China, declaring that October 1st is the National Day of China.

From 1950 - 1959, grand rallies and massive military parades were held to mark the National Day.

In 1960, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council decided to simplify the celebration, according to the principle of building up the country through hard work and frugality.

From 1960 until 1970, mass rallies were still held in Tian'anmen Square, though military parades were cancelled.

From 1971 to 1983, visiting parks and other galas replaced mass rallies and military parades.

Grand celebrations have been rarely held since then, except for the mass rallies and military parades in 1984 and 1999 to commemorate the 35th anniversary and 50th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

Most people believe that countries' national days are of crucial cultural importance, acting as symbols of independent states and reflecting a country's government system.

Did you know?

Three facts about National Day

Almost a quarter of Chinese people share three surnames: Li, Wang and Zhang.

In China over 30 million people live in caves.

In China almost 90% of teenagers are short sighted; yet during the 1950s, that figure was about 15%.

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