I am off from work, starting today (September 30) until October 7. I will reunite with my wife and son on October 2. I don't want to travel on October 1 -- it is an absolutely, scary proposition. Too many people there will be.
Talking to the students I have the impression that the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China is not something worth commemorating. They all appreciate having the time off, but aren't fill with any patriotic fervour One student told me that the government is making an effort to rouse patriotic fervour but isn't succeeding.