The Chinese people now prefer to celebrate foreign festival now, for instance, the Chinese now take Hallowmas, Christmas as their own traditional festivals, and celebrate it. However, someone is not happy to see this, because they think people who celebrate foreign festival are worshipping everything foreign, and forget their ancestors’ traditions. On the other hand, some think it ok to celebrate foreign festivals because China is not the closed country as before, with the open and reform policy, China now is an open country and foreign people and culture are been import to China, the Chinese get know more about the world and so as the foreign people. And foreign festivals are symbols of foreign cultures and the Chinese now willing to share the happiness of the world, and become more globalized, and these are good signs to show the changes happened in China over the past thirty years from the Chinese government begun to adopt the policy of open and reform policy.
Indeed, over the past thirty years, great changes happened in China, more and more foreign people come to China, and the Chinese government friendly investment policy has attract a lots of foreign investors and foreign capitals come to China, and more surprising is just been released that the China surpasses US as top foreign investment venue due to its active economy and good policy. Foreign companies are willing to invest in China, that why the world now are more closed to Chinese and the Chinese are known better of the world from every levels and aspects. And Chinese celebrate western festivals is just an aspects.
Among the people who prefer to take foreign festivals as indigenous festival traditions, most are the merchants, because they take these foreign festivals as a good chance to promote their goods and get their fates to earn the money. Now, when Christmas is coming, in the shopping mall or the CBD of cities in China, you will easily to get the atmosphere of Christmas. Shops and stores take all the reasons to give the discount to lure you buy the goods from them. And western festivals become strategic method for merchant to do their promotions. And even more, a lots of Chinese merchants run Burberry Outlets Online and Michael Kors outlet stores in foreign countries which just provide the services of holidays. What’s more, some run online stores on eBay to sell everything you need for holidays. For example, online stores sale Christmas trees to Christmas gifts. You can buy discount goods from outlets stores online.
As the people who regard their traditions seriously, the Chinese never forget their ancestors and traditional holidays. For example, the Mid-autumn Day in China this year meets the national day of China; the Chinese has eight days holiday the two festivals, and the highway is free and open to cars less than seven, for these reasons, the Chinese created a genius record that the largest number of shifting of places of people in highway history. And this just because people lived in cities went back to their countryside hometowns to see their families and friends.
So, people who worried about that the Chinese who celebrate the foreign festivals will lose their traditions are superfluous. Chinese now are wise enough to take advantages of foreign cultures to do their business. And why they celebrate foreign festivals, the reasons now are obvious and simple. It can not only considered as culture assimilation nor forget of traditions, it is just a spirit of sharing the happiness around the world. The Chinese are now well appreciated the sharing idea of culture.
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