State Council declares national holiday for September 3 to mark V-J Day

By Ryan Kilpatrick, May 13, 2015

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Glad tidings, workers of China: the great and benevolent State Council has just declared September 3 a national holiday this year to mark the 70th anniversary of China's victory over Japan in the Second World War.

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Employees throughout the country will get Thursday September 3 off to "enable the public to participate in official commemorative activities organized by the central government and regional departments." Friday September 4 will also be a holiday with Chinese characteristics this year - meaning we'll have to come into work on Sunday 6 September to make up for wasted time.

In Beijing, the country will hold its first-ever military parade not on National Day (October 1) in celebration of "the 70th anniversary of victory in the world war against fascism" - an evil ideology that espoused a totalitarian one-party state fired by authoritarian nationalism. Thankfully, the People's Republic of China has no patience for such things!

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