We don’t believe in God, but we have Christmas Day. We don’t make things with pumpkins, but we have a Halloween party. We are not foreigners, but we have foreign festivals. That’s what we do in China.
Why Chinese people do these after the Reform and Opening-up? Do we forget who we originally are?
Some people consider it as culture invasion. They become worried that we will lose our original things. They are anxious.
What’s your opinion?
I don’t think so.
China is a strong country and has a large population. It’s very difficult to change the nation. Even the war can’t make it. So don’t worry.
People do the celebration for fun, while merchants do it for business. People don’t do it honestly. On the opposite, they do it on purpose. All they want is just a tool. They won’t be killed according to celebrating foreign festivals.
Don’t be surprised when you see lots of people crowed in the street on the Christmas Eve. Don’t ask a question like, “Why don’t they go home and stay with the family”. It hasn’t been what it should be when Christmas came to China.
Festivals are just festivals.