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Why Don't Chinese Have Father/Mother's Day?




I don't celebrate Western Father's Day, Mother's Day, Animals' Day, Non-smoking Day, Valentine's Day etc, because too many a Day makes no day at all.



In China We don't have to say happy Father's/ Mother's Day to our parents, because "Xiao" is one of the eight pillars in Confucianism which permeates our culture and is branded in our mind as a brilliant Chinese cultural gene has passed down from generation to generation millennially.


There's  no equivalence of "Xiao" in English, German, or any other European languages as Xiao is not their own cultures. Xiao in Chinese means filial piety, reverence to our parents. With Xiao, our parents are happy everyday, thus we don't have to create such a day and celebrate every year obsensibly.


In China, if anyone disrespects their own parents, they will be treated in comtempt and end without genuine friends.


You don't have to create a day named Eating Day, do you? Nobody need to be reminded of eating!!! In a similar vein, in China, either the mainland or Taiwan,  Chinese people don't have to celebrate so-called Father's Day, Mother's Day, because "Xiao" is as essential as "eating" in our own cultural need. We take cares of our parents, respect to them, appreciate them.


Adopting Father/mother's Day, you just send your parent a card yearly, and then forget them for the rest of 364 days. With 'Xiao" the cultural and moral gene, people make 365 days the whole year around virtually "Parents' Day".




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Zhihu1, I'm waiting for only one member to give a response to your post, bet he will blame the CPC for not having a mother/fathers day in China.
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Zhihu1, I'm waiting for only one member to give a response to your post, bet he will blame the CPC f ...

As you know it is not a national holiday on M or F day.

The Children love it as it's a dinner out time and the parents will pay

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This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-6-18 14:52
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Zhihu1, I'm waiting for only one member to give a response to your post, bet he will blame the CPC f ...

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"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. - Exodus 20:12

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), - Ephesians 6:2

Why do you think you are encouraged to honour your parents?

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Filial piety was emphasized in Confucianism because devotion to one's parents was often associated with one's devotion to the state.

- wikipedia

A citizen must be a good son or daughter for it to be possible for them to be a truly good son or daughter of the state. That is why you are encouraged to honour your parents - it is to encourage loyalty to the Chinese state or with us western Christians it is to encourage loyalty to the Kingdom of God. Its the very same idea. There are many parallels between Christianity and Confucianism you know.

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The satanic western liberals that encourage the breakdown of the family unit of the masses do not seem to understand.

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