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People complain that we lost the " flavor" of new year. Do you agree?

WendyWang
2018/2/11 16:50:43
People complain that we lost the " flavor" of new year. Do you agree?
 In 2018, the Chinese New Year falls on Feb 16, which will mark the Year of the Dog, according to the Chinese zodiac sign. Traditionally, the Spring Festival celebrations last for nearly a month, starting from the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month (La Yue in Chinese) until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month (Zheng Yue in Chinese).
However, in recent years, many Chinese complain that high-paced lifestyle has tarnished the "flavor" of the Spring Festival. The anticipation of returning home is mostly dampened by busy work schedules and travel arrangements, making the holidays a stressful activity to begin with.
Many young millennials even prefer imported holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day over the Spring Festival, as they come with less baggage. Some experts argue that by giving up ancient rituals and customs, the traditional festival has lost its "sense of solemn".
But as China is striving to revive its centuries-old traditional culture, an increasing number of people have been seeking to rediscover the myths and rituals of the Spring Festival to regain the significance of the traditions.