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Celebrating National Day Posted by on Oct 4, 2021

Every year on October 1st, China celebrates its National Day (国庆节 guó qìng jié). This is one of the most important holidays in the country. It’s one of two Golden Week (黄金周 huáng jīn zhōu) holidays, along with the Spring Festival (春节 chūn jié). People all over the country are enjoying a few days off…

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Talking About Fall in Chinese Posted by on Sep 23, 2020

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and the kids are all back to school. That can mean just one thing – fall (秋天 – qiū tiān) is here. You may be bummed that summer is over, but there’s lots to love about autumn as well. In China, fall means two very…

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China Turns 70 Posted by on Sep 25, 2019

National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

October 1st is a very special day in China this year. Not only is it the country’s National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié), but it’s the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. In this post we’ll take a closer look at the holiday and how the country is planning on celebrating as China…

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A Giant Rubber Duck in China Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

In the fall of 2013, the globetrotting Giant Rubber Duck made a stop at Beijing’s Summer Palace. Known in Chinese as 大黄鸭 (dà huáng yā – Big Yellow Duck), its visit coincided with China’s National Day. Seeing as how tomorrow is National Day, here’s a little highlight reel of the Duck’s visit to the capital…

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National Day Golden Week Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

Every year on October 1st, China celebrates its National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié). This holiday marks the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, which Chairman Mao proclaimed from Tiananmen Square. Along with the Spring Festival, this is a week-long holiday for most people. Actually, people call them both “Golden Weeks”…

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Chinese Nationalism (民族主义) Posted by on Oct 2, 2011

As we celebrate National Day (国庆节) in China, it seems like a an apt time to reflect upon Chinese nationalism or 民族主义 (mín zú zhǔ yì). China is one of the most patriotic nations I’ve lived in (with an exception of the United States) and as a result, nationalism is rampant. Just read the newspaper…

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