Hello readers, this is Zan here to introduce our latest issue of the Willamette World News. In this issue, you’ll read about a traditional Chinese New Year, going to KFC on Christmas in Japan, and Saint Nicholas Day in the Czech Republic, and more. It is really interesting to learn about Christmas [...]
Archive for December, 2008
Actually, only young people celebrate Christmas day in China. Young people just want to have fun on the holidays. So there is no real Christmas day, but we have the most important traditional holiday “Chinese New Year” in winter. It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year, especially by people outside China. It is as [...]
For the last entry of the year, what could be more exciting than talking about than Christmas? Of course Christmas is a very important event in France, but maybe not for the religious reasons as it used to be a generation ago. Indeed, according to a poll, only 14% of the French see it as [...]
Christmas is celebrated in many ways across the varied landscapes and diverse families in Chile.
The distinction between between the Russian Celebration of New Year’s and X-mas in America is not distinguishable – for most of the country, the celebration has taken on the more “consumerism” and “getting together with family and friends” approach.
Since the majority of all followers of religious belief in Germany are Christian, Christmas is a pretty big deal. In most of the households I know, however, it is a relatively secular holiday and predominantly an incentive for everyone to travel home and spend time with their families. As in other European countries, most people [...]
The topic of this entry should be winter holidays and X-Mas. In my case I will have to make a difference considering that we celebrate Christmas during summer time. And when people in the North have winter holidays we have our summer ones.