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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

China's National Day

Today the Chinese celebrated their National Day, which is kind of like the Fourth of July, only people don't gorge themselves on hot dogs, apple pie and potato salad. Oh, and they don't exactly celebrate democracy.

Because... you know... China is a communist country.


But National Day does typically involve fireworks, parades, concerts in the park and a day off of work and school. So - really - it's a lot like the fourth of July.

Except for that democracy bit.

If you'd like to learn more about China's National Days of the past, check out today's post at The China Beat. It's good stuff.
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7 comments:

missy said...

Thanks for the info...aren't you a good little Tongu Momma? I didn't know there was such a thing as China's National Day...too cool!

Michelle said...

There are not too many blogs out there that are informative AND HILARIOUS AND really make you stop and think. You are just the whole package. Thank you for blogging. I, personally, am very thankful for the wedgie incident, for without that, there might not have been a TM blog. :-)

Sherri said...

This is interesting...who knew!
We should have all had a day off today to celebrate!

Janet said...

Happy National China Day, China. :-)

Aunt LoLo said...

Looking at that picture reminded me of something...I'm FAIRLY certain I participated in a China National Day party at church when I lived in Hong Kong. I had only been in HK for about three weeks and suddenly I, and 5 other missionaries, were handed sheets full of (Mandarin!!) lyrics, red bandanas to tie around our necks and ill-fitting chinese clothes. (Umm..yeah. I was a fat 5'5 girl...wearing the black pajama-type costume favored by old women all over that fabulous country. Old women who weigh approximately 70 pounds and are about three feet tall.)

We were quite a sight to see at that party, letmetellya!

prechrswife said...

Two years ago, we were in China in September, right before National Day. (In fact, that's why we had to travel with 4 days notice, so we could get one of the few open CA's left prior to the holiday.) There were tons of preparations going on, especially in Tiananmen Square.

Alyson & Ford said...

We also traveled just in time to complete our adoption and get out of China before the National Holiday this year. Thanks for reminding us of the Chinese holidays.

Alyson
Celebrating 17 days as Mommy to Alyzabeth