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Flying Monday June 1, 2009.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic flag.



I have chosen a Chinese theme flag for today. In the People's Republic of China, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and is formally known as "the June 1 International Children's Day" (Simplified Chinese: 六一国际儿童节; pinyin: lìuyīguójì’értóngjié). When the People's Republic of China was first established in 1949, the State Council (Cabinet) designated a half-day holiday for all primary schools on June 1. This was later made into a full day's break in 1956 with The Announcement by the State Council to make June 1 Children's Day a One-Day Holiday. Schools usually hold activities such as camping trips or free movies on Children's Day to allow students to have fun, and children of civil servants might also receive small gifts from the government. This is an idea that now seems unlikely to be promoted for the UK by our Parliament. 

I have two other PRC related flags, the red state flag, and the yellow flag of the Qing Dynasty and last emperor Puyi 溥儀, the later obviously only a historical flag since 1912.


I flew the Beijing 2008 Olympic flag for the course of the games in August 2008, and hope this moral support contributed to our team’s outstanding successes. In recognition of this tribute, Google sent their Streetview camera car up Vernon Street to record this flag flying so far from Beijing !

Play around with this frame below, drag the picture, or move the compass controls, to view all up Vernon Street, and behind, to Friar Gate.

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Post Script:

Oh dear ! My China correspondent tells me China have blocked my blog.....amd I thought it was so complimentary to them !