DUSHANBE, October 2, 2012, Asia-Plus  -- On Monday October 1, President Emomali Rahmon congratulated his Chinese counterpart, President Hu Jintao, on the occasion of the National Day o the people’s Republic of China.

In his message of congratulations, Emomali Rahmon, in particular, noted that Tajikistan was deeply satisfied with the good atmosphere of bilateral relations both in political, economic, and humanitarian spheres as well as dynamic development of mutually beneficial partnership between the countries.

The National Day of the People''s Republic of China is celebrated every year on October 1. It is a public holiday in the People''s Republic of China to celebrate their national day.

The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square.  The Central People''s Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People''s Republic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day.  The National Day marks the start of one of the two Golden Weeks in the PRC. However, there have been some recent controversies over whether Golden Weeks should be kept.

The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organized festivities, including fireworks and concerts.  Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Mao Zedong, are publicly displayed.  A fireworks display is usually held nationwide in all cities, including Hong Kong, where a fireworks display to celebrate the National Day of the People''s Republic of China has been held since 1997 at Victoria Harbor in the evening.