Students make the numbers “10” and “1” on Sunday at the Patriotic Education Center established by the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers to mark the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

The People’s Republic of China is 73 years old today and Hong Kong is celebrating the occasion with due fanfare. The Chinese national flag as well as that of the Hong Kong SAR are flying side by side in the many commemorative displays all around town. From playgrounds to pedestrian walkways to digital displays along Victoria Harbour — wherever you look, red is the warmest color.

Rows of flags are on display over a pedestrian walkway in Aberdeen on Tuesday. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

Children enjoy celebratory illuminations on giant digital screens overlooking Victoria Harbour on Tuesday. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

Visitors admire a lantern exhibition in Central on Tuesday. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

A flag-raising ceremony is held on Sept 24 at the grand parade by members of Hong Kong Disciplined Services at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

National and HKSAR flags on display in the courtyard of Central Market on Monday. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

National and HKSAR flags fly high in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sept 23. (ANDY CHONG/ CHINA DAILY)

Workers adorn Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai with national and HKSAR flags on Tuesday. ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)