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Q: Why Chinese People are celebrating Thanks Giving Day

7 years 47 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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They don't.

It's just an excuse to eat without remorse, I guess (and perhaps to look modern and cultured). Same for Christmas and Halloween.

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Frankly, why not and what difference does it make?  If it's an occasion to get together with friends and make merry, then surely, why not?

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maybe because they crave anything exotic. I don't think it is that many celebrate it. A similar question. Does any Chinese understand the meaning behind Thanksgiving? 

 

Halloween, Valentines Day etc. also seem a little awkward. If you factor in Xmas, then it all fits together as a way of making money, the malls Xmas sales etc.  

(and of course there is big money to be made on expats spending xmas in China trying to shop for cooking a traditional xmas dinner)

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In a similar vein, where are there Bastille Day celebrations in some of the larger American cities, for example?  Why do the American newspapers report so much on coverage of the Lunar New Year in the States, etc., etc.?  It's just internationalism on the loose, I guess.

 

More importantly, it's probably just novelty.

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It's because Chinese people in America also celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving. And Chinese living in China knows thanksgiving is all about eating and celebrating and who doesn't like that?

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i think they simply feel like doing so!

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It's just a craving to celebrate western culture...nothing more and nothing less.

They will never understand the true meaning but give them props for trying.

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They want turkey, wait until they learn, it must be baked.

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Because they can make money!!!!.  There are also many muslims in China that never read the Coran, or many catholics that never read the bible but want to look like western

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