Asian Ways to Celebrate Christmas

Author:Guanmei Glass Art-Glass Decoration Suppliers

Christmas was brought to Asia by Western missionaries in the 19th century, and China has gradually accepted this Western festival and celebrated it to varying degrees. Let’s take a look at how people celebrate Christmas in Asia: Hong Kong Under the influence of Britain (a Protestant country) in Hong Kong, Christmas is one of the most important festivals in Hong Kong. Both Boxing Day on December 25 and December 26 are public holidays (but some organizations follow Hong Kong’s other holiday system“statutory holiday”(commonly known as“labor holiday”)Have a holiday,“statutory holiday”Next, there is no holiday on December 25, replaced by the Winter Festival holiday on December 21 or 22, and there is no holiday on December 26 and no supplementary holiday). The festive atmosphere of Christmas is quite strong. The interior and exterior walls of many shopping malls have Christmas decorations and lighting decorations as early as mid-November. Large-scale Christmas lighting decorations on the exterior walls of many famous buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. Many citizens have started related activities since early December, such as viewing Christmas lights, holding Christmas parties, and carnivals in Lan Kwai Fong and other places. Although December 24, the day before Christmas, is not a public holiday, some organizations may leave work early, and the stock market only opens in the morning. On Christmas Eve that night, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong and other places are crowded with people watching Christmas lights and carnivals, and there are also countdown activities to welcome Christmas. Some Protestant and Catholic believers will attend religious gatherings such as the Annunciation of the Good News. Most shops, restaurants and entertainment venues are still operating as usual. Many people will go to spend due to the festive atmosphere, and many people will leave Hong Kong for travel. For most young people, the focus is entirely on spending Christmas with their lover, or finding a lover, or confessing their love to the person they like. In addition, Hong Kong people generally misunderstand Boxing Day on December 26 as“gift opening day”, thinking that Christmas gifts must wait until this day to open, but in fact, in Europe and the United States, Christmas gifts have been opened as early as the evening of December 24 or the morning of December 25, and they do not wait until December 26 to open Christmas. The custom of gifts. Macau Macau is also influenced by the former suzerain Portugal (a Catholic country). Both December 24 and December 25 are public holidays. However, since Macau is not or was a part of the Commonwealth of Nations, Boxing Day on December 26 is not Holidays (but another holiday system in Macau“mandatory holiday”(commonly known as“labor holiday”), but there are no Christmas-related holidays, and there will be no holidays or supplementary holidays on December 24, 25, and 26). Taiwan In Taiwan, Christmas is not a national holiday nominally, but from 1963 to 2000, December 25th was a national holiday on Constitution Day every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of China on December 25th, 1946, and It was implemented on the same day in 1947, so although Christmas is not a national holiday in name, it happened to be a day off under the official's (1963 and 1947, seventeen years since the constitution was enacted in 1947). In 1998, Taiwan implemented a two-day holiday every other week, and at the same time canceled some national holidays to reduce the economic impact caused by too many holidays. Have a holiday. However, after the two-day weekly holiday was officially implemented in 2001, the national holiday of the Constitutional Day was cancelled, and there was no longer a holiday (however, some workers who apply the 84-hour work week system still have a holiday), but the festive atmosphere of Christmas has become more and more On November 25, 2005, Chen Shui-bian, then the former leader of the Taiwan region, expressed his hope that Taiwan“Synchronize with the world”, Christmas is also a day off, but it has not been implemented. At that time, some politicians in Taiwan accused Chen Shui-bian of deliberately using“Christmas holiday”to consolidate“Taiwan-Vatican diplomatic relations”. And other religious circles suggested that other religions should also have holidays. Therefore, the issue of Christmas as a holiday has been put on hold for the time being. Mainland China Christmas is not a holiday in mainland China. But after the reform and opening up, the people gradually recognized and accepted Christmas, and the activities to celebrate Christmas gradually increased, and the participants were mainly young people who were chasing novelties.


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