December 26, 2007, was the 111th Birthday of Mao Zedong. Chinese people held various ceremonies to memorize the first Chairman of the People’s Republic of China. In Beijing, over ten thousand people visited Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (mausoleum) to see dear Chairman Mao’s body. In Mao’s hometown, Shao Shan in Hunan province, there were six different events to memorize their dear Chairman Mao, including a new Hope Chinese School founding ceremony, ten thousand people marathon-race,
111 families celebrating with Chairman Mao, ten thousand people eating longevity noodles together, and so on. Moreover, Chinese Communist Party History Publishing House published a new golden version of Mao’s handwriting. Those ceremony ended on December 26.