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    National Day in China


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Before making his way to Western Mongolia, konacraig captured these photos on September 29, of National Day in China. "The atmosphere was festive with families of all generations going out and seeing the sights," he says. " The day was perfect. The air was clear, no smog and a slight feel of autumn. Everyone appeared to be having a great time, having no cares in the world, taking photos of eachother and being with their friends and children." The first image here was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for August 8, 2013.
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    I arrived in China today, September 29th and found the country was preparing to celebrate National Day. I made my way down to Tiananmen Square and began taking pictures.

    The National Day of the People's Republic of China is celebrated every year on October 1. It is a public holiday in the People's Republic of China to celebrate their national day.
    The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. 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 National Day marks the start of one of the two Golden Weeks in the PRC.
    The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Mao Zedong, are publicly displayed.

    Attached are some of those photographs.
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