Every August 1st is the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Therefore, it is also called the “August 1st” Army Day. In 1927, the “August 1st” Nanchang Uprising started the first shot of armed opposition to the Kuomintang reactionaries, proclaiming the beginning of the Chinese Communist Party’s independent leadership of the revolutionary armed forces and the creation of a revolutionary army. Therefore, August 1 was designated as the People’s Liberation Army’s Army Day, so it should be counted from August 1, 1927, so the 2018 Army Day is the 91st anniversary.
What are the customs of the August 1st Army Day?
Custom 1: Army activities
The custom of the August 1st Army Day is mainly a form of military support activities carried out by various government departments and social groups.
Every year, the Army builds a grand commemorative event to celebrate its own festival. Governments at all levels will also organize a grand military and civilian party or a squad, and invite the old Red Army, the retired cadres of the military to retired veterans, the revolutionary disabled soldiers and representatives of the martial arts to participate. At the same time, we must organize activities to support the military, publicize the glorious tradition of the people’s army, and check the implementation of the special care work.
Custom 2: Tomb memorial to heroes
On this day, the whole army will hold various events to celebrate their own activities. Some hold cultural performances in the army to show their talents; others go to the community to visit the lonely old people and offer them a kind of warmth; but others will go to the revolutionary martyrs cemetery to sweep the grave or make an online memorial. To commemorate those heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the revolution and for their lives.
In the grave-sweeping activities of the August 1st Army Day, unlike the seriousness and solemnity of the Ching Ming Festival, they usually hold some commemorative activities in front of the tomb to commemorate their achievements and cherish the present happy life. The procedure at the memorial ceremony is similar to that of the Qingming Festival. Generally, there will be cleaning, offering fruit dishes, planting trees, offering wreaths, and praying. Later, some military units will visit the families of the martyrs and listen to the living people. Teaching. In today’s society with advanced technology, they can also make online memorials through the Internet, which is also an inevitable trend in the future memorial service.
Custom 3: Visiting old comrades
Visiting the retired veteran cadres of the army and giving them festive greetings and good wishes. I am grateful to the old comrades in the revolutionary war and their long-term support for local economic and social development. I wish them health and longevity, happiness in their later years, and family fun.
Custom 4: Dedicating love to poor families
In some remote areas or areas where family conditions are not very good, especially during the festival, visit the poor and ask hard, and effectively send the party’s warmth to the hearts of ordinary people.
Under the same blue sky, it is indeed a different life. Some environments are bad, and some children cannot even guarantee their basic life. Not to mention the rich extracurricular and material life of children in big cities. Although the government has arranged for children to go to school according to national policies, due to objective conditions, some children are still unable to go to school. Therefore, he was sent a condolence payment to give the poor families the greatest help and effectively solve the practical difficulties of the poor families.