Some western festivals are becoming more popular in China such as Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. We believe that western people also want to know how Chinese spend their favorite festivals. Here I want to show you how they spend Christmas, which is really hot.
In fact, Chinese people have begun to spend Christmas in recent years, the atmosphere in different places is different from one place to another. The coastal areas have a more festival atmosphere than inland areas such as Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou, and Tianjin, which open earlier than anyone else and are more open-minded. Meanwhile, the developed cities provide a greater atmosphere than undeveloped cities such as Beijing, Nanjing, Xian and Chongqing.
When Christmas Day comes, you could find significant changes in shopping malls and small shops. Major stores are always decorated carefully for a considerable amount of money. Every shopping store shows people a festive atmosphere, reminding people of Christmas and causing them to buy items. What’s more, this can comfort those foreigners who are unable to return home to spend time with their families. Of course, all those were necessary and they are also promotion methods. Their income at that time will always double and redouble. That is also the meaning that Christmas brings to shopping malls. However, there is another way to buy Christmas-related items. That is buying items from online stores. This kind of phenomenon is becoming more and more popular because it is cheaper and more convenient. Customers could wait for their orders to arrive at their doorways.
Chinese people also have a big dinner at Christmas. Instead of eating a large turkey, most people prefer Chinese meals. As for the people in northern China, they enjoy dumplings and noodles while those in middle China prefer hot dishes. Southern China people want a sweet meal. There are very few people who can consume turkey because turkeys are not raised in China and are difficult to buy in supermarkets. They eat their own style meal at a western festival.
Christmas in Chinese culture is a day for friends to gather, but not for families. Until now, there are still not official Christmas holidays in China, but there are a few companies offering one day or two off during the holiday season. However, it was a time for friends to have a good time, whether they had a holiday or not. After their meal, they always choose to get together such as singing at a KTV or chatting in a teahouse. They often have a good time.