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Learn How Other Children Celebrate Christmas From Different Countries!
Say Merry Christmas in China
Mandarin - Sheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐)
Cantonese - Seng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)
Christians in China celebrate by lighting their houses with beautiful paper lanterns and decorating their Christmas trees, which they call "Trees of Light," with paper chains, paper flowers, and paper lanterns. Chinese Children hang muslin stockings and await a visit from Santa Claus, "Christmas Old Man.".
Since the vast majority of the Chinese people are not Christian, the main winter festival in China the Chinese New Year which takes place toward the end of January. Which means they do not follow the same traditions as in Western cultures like sending Christmas cards or going to church. . Now officially called the "Spring Festival," it is a time when children receive new clothing, eat luxurious meals, receive new toys, and enjoy firecracker displays. An important aspect of the New Year celebration is the worship of ancestors. Portraits and paintings of ancestors are brought out and hung in the main room of the home.