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The lengthy title for the upcoming 'extra' national holiday, the "70 Year Anniversary of the Chinese people’s Resistance against Japan and the Global Victory over Fascism" will see events across China and Changsha take place between September 3-5. In may cases, therefore, September 6 (Sunday) is a working day.

It is important to note that the above dates are the official holidays, but private companies have the right to determine their own schedules as long as the official holidays above are maintained.

On August 30, thousands of people will gather at an Orange Island Relay and form the phrases (pictured above) in an immense display of national pride and unity at the base of the Chairman Mao statue.

If you attend, you may want to take a flag of China or other patriotic connotation. Expect traffic disruption around the island and Number 1 Bridge area.

Read more on Xinhuanet.com (via the lnk at the end of this article) on national news and preparations ahead of the national holiday.

Beijing (Xinhua):

Floral and lighting decorations at Beijing's downtown Tian'anmen Square have been completed ahead of the celebration for the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

Li Jining, spokesman with the Beijing Flowers and Trees Company that arranged the parterre, said lighting equipment and pipelines have been installed. Maintenance workers will take care of the parterre and replace flower pots if needed.

Two Great Wall-shaped floral decorations have been established on the Tian'anmen Square, the site of a military parade due to be attended by Chinese and foreign troops next week. Smaller-scale floral decorations have been put in place along the Chang'an Avenue, a major thoroughfare through Beijing.

The decorations will remain on show for a month following the parade and last until the National Day on Oct. 1.

China has a series of events planned in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, culminating in a military parade on Sept. 3 in Beijing.

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