August 1 each year is the anniversary of the People‘s Liberation Army, also called the "August 1" Army Day. Its origin is: at 2:00 on the August 1, 1927 to front line Committee headed by Zhou Enlai and He Long, Ye Ting, Zhu De, Liu and other leaders of the 20,000 people of the Northern Expedition Force. Nanchang, Jiangxi was held in an armed uprising, started armed struggle against the Communist Party of China‘s first shot of the Kuomintang reactionaries, independent leadership of the Communist Party of China began the armed struggle.
April 1928, Zhu De, Chen Yi led the Nanchang Uprising preserved Army and the Autumn Harvest Uprising led by Mao Zedong‘s forces in Jinggangshan realignment, the official composition of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of China‘s fourth army of workers and peasants. June 30, 1933, the Central Revolutionary Military Commission of the decision: August 1 each year for the anniversary ofthe Chinese Worker’s and Peasants’ Red Army. July 11 the same year, the Chinese Soviet Republic of the Provisional Central Government approved the decision. Since then, the "81" has become the Chinese People‘s Liberation Army Day.