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Do we need to celebrate foreign festivals? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-12-27 16:46:19 |Display all floors

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

still has deep and true and real meaning...


end my eye...here's a more balanced view.

What comes to mind for Christmas:
Snowman, snow angels, snowball fight [places that have snow that is]
Family reunion
Family feast
Santa Claus (for children)
Christmas carols
Warm fireplace
Presents (lots of shopping)
Egg-nog
Christmas eve party
Hugs and kisses

What comes to mind for Chinese New Year:
Family reunion
Fireworks
Lanterns
Jiao Zhi
Hot pot and other feasts
Visiting friends and relatives (bai nian)
Red pocket money and gifts (lots of shopping)

Notice how both contain family reunion, family dining and exchanging presents / money.

There are many similarities and both have deep meanings and either are better than one another.
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Post time 2006-12-27 16:49:06 |Display all floors
How come we have people who keeps trying to change the name Christmas while keeping the name Chinese New Years unscathed? I sense some double standards and feel that we should let traditions be what it intends to be...tradition.
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Post time 2006-12-27 16:49:16 |Display all floors
Originally posted by polaris1120 at 2006-12-27 16:21
I mean THINGS not feelings... THINGS that I can touch.


Things you can touch...?
spring festival scrolls, New Year paintings, lantern, lion dance, fireworks and firecracker(I don't think you can touch this...), paper cutting, red packets(I think you'll be glad to touch this...), lantern riddles, new year‘s eve dinner(...well...not for touch) and tranditional costume

well you might say they're plain ordinary things...but when they're together and at the speical days they're not ordinary but symbolic :)

And during spring festival from the beginning to the lantern festival the fifteenth day(which is the end), every day has a meaning and symbol, an example, the 7th day is the "human's day", the eighth day is the "crop's day", and nineth and tenth are "the day for the heaven(not heaven in western culture)"and "day for the earth"
which has something to do with nv wa's creation Chinese tale....and after that people celebrate with relative things

Christmas makes no sense to me....and we're trying to pick up the sense of Spring Festival again

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Post time 2006-12-27 16:51:43 |Display all floors
Live and let live is all I gotta say.
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Post time 2006-12-27 17:05:49 |Display all floors
To me ,Xmas just a pretext for relaxing!!!

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