How to Celebrate Founding Day

How to Celebrate Founding Day

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Founding Day celebrates the formation of the Communist Party of China in 1921. It’s a state holiday filled with a familiar procession of public performances, military demonstrations and speeches by public officials.

Founding Day

Mark Your Calendars
Founding Day 2017 is July 1, 2017. It takes place every year on July 1.

Here’s a simple guide to understanding the annual tribute to China’s ruling party.



red-lanternThe Basics

The Communist Party of China was formed on July 1, 1921, in Shanghai. The party and its early leadership grew out of the May Fourth Movement of 1919, ultimately culminating in the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Today, the Communist Party of China counts more than 85 million members.


red-lanternFounding Day Traditions

You’re unlikely to see any celebration of Founding Day outside of China and there are no special customs to observe. It’s a state holiday celebrated in China with a familiar procession of public performances, military demonstrations and speeches by public officials.


red-lanternWhen is Founding Day?

Founding Day takes place every year on July 1. There is no time off granted for Founding Day.

Founding Day dates through 2026 are below.

YearDate
2015July 1
2016July 1
2017July 1
2018July 1
2019July 1
2020July 1
2021July 1
2022July 1
2023July 1
2024July 1
2025July 1
2026July 1

Your turn! Do you have any other questions about celebrating Founding Day? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

HT: Photo by Xinhua Net.

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