The People's Republic of China was established on 1 October 1949. And ever since the Republic day is celebrated all over China on 1 October. It is a week-long holiday in China during the National Day and so the people can move across the regions to get united with their families during the National Day.
|From the National Day Celebrations in Beijing|
Hence, the week is also known as the "Golden Week". Due to the unprecedented developments in Hong Kong, the customary fire-works at the Victoria Harbour was called off this year.