Friday/ National Day of the People’s Republic of China 国庆节

Saturday October 1 is the National Day of the People’s Republic of China.   The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square.    The flags are from lamp posts on the way to work, and the other picture is from Baidu’s home page.   Baidu is sometimes called the ‘Google of China’.   

‘Baidu’ is a quote from the last line of Xin Qiji’s classical poem Green Jade Table in The Lantern Festival  saying something like  ‘Having searched for her hundreds and thousands of times in the crowd, suddenly turning back by chance, I find her there in the dimmest candlelight’.

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