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Dongzhi vs Christmas [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-12-7 20:42:58 |Display all floors
Chinese people are more westernized nowadays.

They celebrate Christmas and Halloween more passionately than their traditional festivals like Dongzhi.

It's even more surprising that many rarely celebrate Dongzhi in their life time. But they look forward to Christmas each year.

December 25 was originally a European Winter Festival. And Jesus wasn't born on December 25. That makes Dongzhi more relevant than Christmas. In fact, seculars in America are introducing the term "Happy Holidays" to replace Christmas.

Dongzhi always come few days earlier than Christmas. This year, it falls on December 22.

China should aggressively promote Dongzhi as a big festival with its own culture and economy.

Both events should be celebrated equally and together.
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Post time 2010-12-7 23:38:47 |Display all floors

what we'd called, funny chinearse...

you're absolutely right on the dollar (whatever that currency is)...coz some of my Q firends are much more americanize than me, and these days i dont ever called myself a YANK anymore just dont want em to yankin me out of the tencent's chatgroup if you dig what i mean you jellybean  

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Post time 2010-12-8 01:11:06 |Display all floors
What's Dongzhi about? I've never heard about it... Can u elaborate on that?

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Post time 2010-12-8 01:26:16 |Display all floors

what's november 24th...

Originally posted by Everynowhere at 2010-12-7 09:11
What's Dongzhi about? I've never heard about it... Can u elaborate on that?


dongzhi is the winter solstice in china for families to get  together & make dumplings  

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Post time 2010-12-8 01:58:24 |Display all floors
make dumplings


Great idea! I introduce Dongzhi too^^

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Post time 2010-12-9 12:19:35 |Display all floors
HK's celebration of Dongzhi is no different from us in Malaysia and Singapore.

Just go home drink "tangyuan". That's it.

My point is exactly that. Not enough emphasis is given to the event. There is not enough culture and economy for it.

The west has a strong Christmas culture and takes it to a new level of commercialization: snowflakes, presents, Santa Claus, mistletoe....etc.

The only thing that's strongly associated with Dongzhi is the red and white glutinous rice balls in ginger soup called "tangyuan". The radio may mention that day is Dongzhi. No songs
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