This post was edited by adele001 at 2014-12-25 13:20|
Protect Chinese traditional festivals: ban the Christmas Eve
With the booming of the globalization and the increase of the inter-cultural communications, a lot of Western cultural phenomena can be seen in China, among which there is the popularity of the Western festivals like Christmas, April Fool’s Days and Valentine’s Day and so on.
Some people say that we should keep away from them and just leave them there. Other people contend that we need to be open-minded to the foreign festivals and learn some Western culture from them.
As I see it, foreign festivals, such as Christmas, on the one hand, can bring us happiness and joy to all of us, on the other hand, promote the consumption and flourish the commercial market. It is quite a good way for Chinese to know more about other country and broaden our horizon to the world.
While, at the same time, Chinese traditional festivals have been the particular icons of Chinese culture. We have a lot of festivals such as Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and so on. They are the most precious intangible cultural heritage that we have carried down from our ancestors. We, as a new generation in China, should shoulder the responsibility of protecting and rejuvenating them so that our off spring can enjoy and learn them in the long future. As we all know, the government also attaches importance to the traditional festivals. People in China will have a day off when a traditional festival comes．
In my personal point of view, Chinese people are not a slave or yes-man to foreign festivals, but a man who yearns for something new and interesting to kill the pressure and boredom of modern city life.
Hua Shang news had that one university in Xi’an requires students to view the Confucius documentary on the Christmas Eve.
Global times also reported that Schools in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, have been forbidden from holding any Christmas-related events this year,according to a notice released by the city's education authorities.
Workers move a Santa Claus figure outside a club in Beijing on Christmas Eve on Wednesday. The Western festival has exploded in the officially atheist nation in recent years, with marketers using everything from saxophones and Smurfs to steam trains to get shoppers to open their wallets. Photo: AFP （global times）
Chinese traditional festivals and western festivals can coexist harmoniously in China instead of banning the western festivals to protect the other. It is right to encourage the traditional festival; however, banning the western festival at school has never been a wise move to go.