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(IYUBA) The Chinese Spring Festival is coming soon. The Spring Festival, commonly known as Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important festival for Chinese people.


The Chinese people always spend several days preparing abundant food for family reunion dinner and buying sweets and fruits to entertain guests. During the holiday, they will visit relatives and friends with gifts. The festival will last till the 15th of the first lunar month.


With the development of economy and technology, the Spring Festival has undergone many changes. But many people complain that the festive atmosphere is fading.


Some say the attraction of Lunar New Year’s Eve dinner is not as strong as before because of improved living standards. In particular, people who live in Chinese coastal areas and urban cities become richer that they can enjoy big meals at ordinary times. They prefer to eat out instead of cooking at home on New Year’s Eve.


Some of Spring Festival customs have been changed. In the past, the Chinese people used to wear their new clothes in the holiday. Elders give younger generations “red envelope” – a monetary gift in red packets, delivering their best wishes.


But now, it is possible to distribute virtual red envelopes of money via smart phones. It’s more convenient and funny, but at the same time, there is lack of the milk of human kindness.


In the past, most of Chinese people are more inclined to gather together at home, watching the CCTV (China Central Television) New Year’s Gala on Lunar New Year’s Eve. Today, people are spoilt for choice. Many youngsters in China are transfixed by the glare of mobile phone screens and other electronic products. They are indulged in computer games and disdain to look up at the television programs.


No matter how the Spring Festival customs change, the significance of the Spring Festival for the Chinese people remains unchanged. Their wishes for family reunion and happy life are also unchanged.


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Post time 2018-2-5 12:12:11 |Display all floors
The reunion spirit will remain but the way of celebrating will change with time.

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This post was edited by SEARU at 2018-2-5 13:44
huaqiao Post time: 2018-2-5 12:12
The reunion spirit will remain but the way of celebrating will change
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Post time 2018-2-5 14:10:16 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2018-2-5 12:12
The reunion spirit will remain but the way of celebrating will change with time.

When I was young, I looked forward to the annual Spring Festival because it means new clothes, better food, and fireworks. But now the Spring Festival has lost its appeal, with the abundance of material possessions. We don't have many things to expect for the approach of the New Year.The decline of traditional culture and customs also makes the festival less alluring.

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Post time 2018-2-5 14:59:53 |Display all floors
We certainly see more red envelope beggars on wechat this time of the year..
i love spring festival . There are many benefits like using public transport which is empty for a week
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2018-2-5 15:08:33 |Display all floors
parcher Post time: 2018-2-5 14:59
We certainly see more red envelope beggars on wechat this time of the year..
i love spring festival  ...

Beijing is not as empty as other cities. Spring Festival sees the greatest flow, when public transport is normally swarmed with tourists. The subway is a nightmarish can of sardines.

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Post time 2018-2-5 16:50:34 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-2-5 15:08
Beijing is not as empty as other cities. Spring Festival sees the greatest flow, when public trans ...

ok in beijing is different, but 2nd grade cities offer us a week of peace and quiet
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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