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National Day of China

National Day of China
The October 1st National day or otherwise known as "golden week" is the biggest week for tourism in China, when people have a week off to reunite with families and take trips together to celebrate. In ancient China, the National Day usually fell on the day when the emperor ascended the throne or was born. Nowadays, it is celebrated on October 1st throughout mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau every year to commemorate the founding of People's Republic of China. 

In places like Tian'anmen Square, there is a special flag raising ceremony. The square will be decorated festively with flags and various portraits. Exactly at sunrise, uniformed troops march out to start the flag raising ceremony. If you are thinking of travelling to China during this busy time, here are some tips to avoid big crowds:

- Avoid travelling to popular places during this period
- Book tourist attractions early
- Book hotels/flights/trains early
- Transportation is very crowded in popular areas

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Photo Credit: Xinhua/Chen Ruihua 

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