Walking on campus today I passed by a group preparing to participate in the National Day parade.
The parade that I, as a foreigner, am forbidden to go near, but can watch on TV.
It is the biggest celebration in 60 years and with a population of 1.3 billion... I guess crowd control makes sense.
It would be fascinating to see the celebration up close, but I have a feeling the city will be a buzz no matter where I am that day.