Sunday, October 4, 2009
60th Anniversary of the PRC
October 1, National Day, marked the 60th anniversary of the formation of the People’s Republic of China. There are always fireworks on National Day, and this year’s did not disappoint. Of course, we had a party to share the great view from the 67th floor. My friend commented, “This was the first time I ever looked down on fireworks.” Most of you in the US are probably aware of the PRC’s anniversary due to the media coverage of the Empire State Building changing its colors to honor of the day. All the celebrations in Beijing were televised. The holiday was on Thursday and all businesses are closed. Neither of us worked on Friday, so we enjoyed a long, relaxing weekend.