China has a total of 15 National Day military parades from 1949 to 2022.
There were 10 times between 1949 and 1959 (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959).
A total of 5 times from 1960 to 2022 (1984, 1999, 2009, 2019). In Chinese history books, the earliest record of the "military parade" dates back to the Tushan Alliance more than 4,000 years ago.
Origin of the parade:
In "Huainanzi Yuan Daoxun", it is said that in the past, the leader of the Xia tribe, Cang, built a very high wall to defend himself, and everyone wanted to leave him, and other tribes looked at Xia Hu.
Later, Yu became the chief, demolished the city walls, filled in the moat, distributed property to everyone, destroyed weapons, and taught the people morality. So everyone did their part, and other tribes were willing to come and belong. Yu invited the princes to join the alliance at Tushan.
It is said that at the assembly, Yu's men held weapons decorated with feathers and sang and danced to music to express a grand welcome to the southern tribal leaders. The clan leaders who came to meet the alliance all carried valuables such as jade and silk to show their submission to Yu.
In the Tushan Alliance, although Yu did not send a single soldier, his display of force was enough to deter the princes, thus "turning the war into a jade". Yu's behavior is actually the prototype of the "military parade".
A military parade is a ceremony to review the armed forces. It is usually held on major national festivals, welcoming state guests and military expeditions, triumphs, school parades, flag presentations, awards, and large-scale military exercises, to celebrate and pay tribute, to show the achievements of army building, and to spectacular, boost military prestige and boost morale.
Relive the precious pictures of the 15 National Day military parades
From 1949 to 2022
The people's army has undergone tremendous changes
Relive those high-burning moments
Precious pictures of 15 National Day military parades ↓↓↓
1 Oct 1949
New China held its first military parade
In the grim situation of the Korean War
The parade went on as usual
People's Liberation Army Army, Navy and Air Force units
and militia representatives 24,209 people were reviewed
At the 1953 National Day military parade
On the viewing platform in front of Tiananmen Square
Chinese Civilian Volunteers
National Day return delegation
At the military parade for the 10th anniversary of the National Day
The degree of localization of the weapons under review has greatly increased
Continental defense industry
From imitation to a new stage of self-development
1984 National Day military parade
The Strategic Missile Forces made its first public appearance
For the first time, it was shown to the outside world
Designed and manufactured in China itself
Long-range, medium-range and intercontinental strategic missiles
At the 1999 National Day military parade
Army aviation, naval aviation
Marine Corps, Reserve and other units
The first appeared in the paraded troops
At the 2009 National Day Military Parade
The equipment to be reviewed is mainly developed by the mainland itself
90% of them are debuts
At the 2019 National Day military parade
The DF-17 team is inspected
A long sword with a handle
Celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China
Happy birthday, dear Motherland