National Day Holiday 2018

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About National Day Holiday 

(Photo source:, Updated on Sept. 30)

Chinese National Day is celebrated on October 1st every year to commemorate the founding of People¡¯s Republic of China. On that day, lots of large-scaled activities are held nationwide. Besides, the 7-day holiday from Oct. 1st to 7th is called "Golden Week¡±, during which more and more Chinese people go traveling around the country. 

Holiday Schedule 

Oct. 1


Oct. 2




Oct. 4


Oct. 5


Oct. 6


Oct. 7


3 days' legal holiday

deferred holidays for Sep. 29 (Sat) and Sep. 30 (Sun)

normal weekend     

* Note: The holiday dates are Oct. 1st to 7th 2018, while people will be on duty on Sep. 29th (Sat) and 30th (Sun) and restart work from Oct. 8th (Mon). 

Why is it called Golden Week? 

Falling in autumn season with clear weather and comfortable temperatures, Chinese National Day holiday is a golden time for travel. It is the longest public holiday in China besides the Chinese New Year. The weeklong holiday enables both short-distance and long-distance trips, resulting in a boom of tourist revenue, as well as an overwhelming tourist crowd. Origin of China National Day October 1st 1949 was the memorial day for the founding of the People¡¯s Republic of China. One thing should be noted is that the PRC was not founded on that day. Actually the Chinese independence day was September 21st 1949. The grand ceremony held at Tiananmen Square on October 1st 1949 was to celebrate the forming of the Central People's Government of the brand new country. Later on October 2nd 1949, the new government passed the ¡®Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China¡¯ and declared October 1 to be the Chinese National Day. Ever since 1950, every October 1st has been grandly celebrated by Chinese people. 


Events & Activities: 

Shiniuzhai National Day Carnivals

Various activities at Shiniuzhai hot scenic spots are in full swing.

1.Glass Skywalk

2. Swinging Bridge

3.Each Step is Startling: Standing above a 180-meter drop height, you must pick up moon cakes, cash red packets, and retrieve other gifts while on tiptoe.

4.Swinging Cliff

5. Via Ferrata (Ironroad) Rock Climbing

It is a thrilling journey! Conquering the cliff and standing on the top of the mountain overlooking the world is a wonderful experience! Don¡¯t miss it!

6.Proclamation Fountain

7.Natianl Day Holiday Challenge Game

Press the red button to start the challenge. When the number is close to 10.1, let go and win a free cable car downward ride ticket.

8.Peach Garden

Shiniuzhai Geopark¡¯s Most romantic scenic spot

9.Decorated Boat Cruise

10. Campfire Party and Guess the Riddles

11.Beautiful Scenes at Shiniuzhai Geopark

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Zhang Guying Village Harvest Celebration
Duration: September 23 to October 8
Venue: Yueyang

Bump harvest scene was seen in Zhang Guying Village. It is located at the foot of Bijia Mountain in the mountainous Weidong area east of Yueyang County and is 73 kilometers (about 45 miles) from the downtown area of Yueyang City. It enjoys the fame as the 'Folk Imperial Palace' and 'First Village under the Sun'.

Bean curd-themed banquet scene

A prosperous scene seen in front of the gate of the Village

On September 23, the Yueyang County Farmers¡¯ Harvest Festival and the Zhang Guying Village Autumn Cultural Tourism Festival kicked off. The events, focusing on autumn culture, consist of four chapters in the name of ¡°shaiqiu (drying crops in autumn), autumn scene photography, autumn themed painting, and autumn gains banquet¡±. A series of farming culture and folk customs, with unique local and ethnic characteristics, were held to present the spirits of the new generation of farmers in the new era. This reflected Yueyang County¡¯s achievements made in beautiful village construction, traditional culture inheritance, and economic and social development.

Zhang Guying Village is China¡¯s most well-preserved complete residential complex in the south of the Yangtze River, whose residents bear the same family name. It bears a very high value and is known as the ¡°'Folk Imperial Palace¡±. The celebration will last until October 8. (Photo/Peng Weiwei)

Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
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Updated on September 30 2018