Hong Kong National Day Holiday
Every year, 1st Oct is a celebration of National Day in Hong Kong. The day marks the origination of the People’s Republic of China. It is celebrated as a public holiday not only in Mainland China but also in Macau and Hong Kong. It was in September 1949 when China became the PRC or People’s Republic of China. Celebrations of this day in Hong Kong have started since 1997 when the British handed over the territory to China. Thereafter, a string of community and official celebration activities happen to mark this important day in Hong Kong. For instance, in 2003, there was a flag-raising function held at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai just outside the famous Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.