The Mid-Autumn is a very important Chinese festival. It falls on the 15th day of August. A few days before the festival, everyone in the family will help to make the house clean and beautiful. Lanterns will be hung in front of the house.
On the evening there will be a big family dinner. People who work far away from their homes will try to come back for the union. After dinner, people will light the lanterns which are usually red and round. Children will play with their own toy lanterns happily.
At night the moon is usually round and bright. People can enjoy the moon while eating moon-cakes which are the special food for this festival. They can look back on the past and look forward to the future together. It is said that there was a dragon in the sky. The dragon wanted to swallow up the moon. To protect the frighten the dragon away.
3.I think Mid-Autumn Day is an old traditional festival in Chi-na. Everybody likes it because it's a family get-together. You see> it is called"Mid-Autumn Day", so it often comes in September or October. It is on the 15th of the 8th of the lunar month. Now, let's say something about this interesting festival.
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My favourite festival My favourite festival is the Spring Festival。
Why? Because I have lots of fun at the Spring Festival。 The Spring Festival is a popular holiday in our country。
It is in January or February。 Our family get together。
We have a big dinner at my grandparents' home。 I always eat a lot of delicious food。
My cousin and me both get red packets from our grandparents。 My parents usually go shopping with me。
We buy some nice clothes for ourselves。 We often watch TV at home and sometimes read books or surf the Internet。
Sometimes, we greet other people on the phone。 I'm always happy at the Spring Festival。
Which is your favourite festival? --------------------------- Hi, My name is Joyce。 I'm from Korea。
What festival do you like? I like Korean New Year。 Do you know what the people do in Korean New Year? First, we will go to visit the grandma and grandpa。
Then my relatives will come to my home。 We talk and play together。
We will buy special food。 We will eat rice cakes and soup。
My grandparents will give me the New Year money。 Then we will go to see my great grandparents' tombs。
This is Korean New Year。 Do you like it? 。
The Lantern Festival The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese Lantern Festival because the first lunar month is called yuan-month and in the ancient times people called night Xiao. The 15th day is the first night to see a full moon. So the day is also called Yuan Xiao Festival in China. According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. At this time, people will try to solve the puzzles on the lanterns and eat yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball) and get all their families united in the joyful atmosphere.。
Water-Sprinkling Festival （泼水节）Water-Sprinkling Festival is a major festival of the Dai nationality that comes about two weeks after Qingming Festival in early April。
The first day just like the eve of Spring Festival, the third day just like the spring festival day, means a first of a new year, stands for new, happy and lucky day。 On the morning of the first day of Water Sprinkling Festival, people of Dai nationality will go to Buddhist Temple for bathing their numen, and then begin to sprinkle with blessing each other。
They are dancing as well as calling: "water! water! water!" During the Water Sprinkling Festival, young Dai people like playing Throw Seven-barks game to look for girlfriend or boyfriend。 Boating Race is also very necessary during the days。
It will hold in Lancang River, which will add more fun and happiness on the days!。
关键词：礼仪；文化；影响；区别；交流 ABSTRACT Ever since the very ancient time, China has been a ritual country. But in different countries and different regions, there are different forms of etiquettes. This thesis mainly talks about the differences between Chinese and western cultures reflected by etiquettes. The purpose here is to eliminate the barriers of cultural exchange between different countries from the angle of etiquettes. From the study of the etiquette between both Chinese and western countries, the thesis tries to figure out the cultures between both sides. Firstly, we analyze forms of etiquettes between them, their connections as well as influences. Secondly, we discuss the distinctions between the Chinese and western cultures as well as the impact of value. Finally, we provide some solutions to the different etiquettes between Chinese and western countries. By thorough analysis of the different etiquettes and cultures in both China and western countries, it is revealed that there does exist connections and effects between them. Therefore, they should be treated with right attitude in proper ways. Key Words: etiquette; culture; impact; distinction; exchange 万圣节 is Halloween 农历年 Chinese NewYear,Lunar NewYear 生日Birthday 情人节Vanlentine's Day 愚人节April fool's day 复活节Easter 国庆节National Day 劳动节Labour Day the Moon Festival or mid-autumn festival 中秋节 dragon boat festival 端午节 Children's Day 儿童节 Hllowmas or All Saints' Day万圣节（一） What are the major differences between chinese and western culture? I'll list down a few differences: West: 1. Western culture is based on individualism rather than on mass (collectivism). For instance, in the US, you always talk about individual rights, instead of placing the whole society above your own self. This is clearly different in China where a country, society or family are placed above your own self. 2. Western culture is adventurous and exploration based. Westerners like to discover new things, invention and expand outwards. For instance, bungee jumping is considered adventurous and common in western culture, but you will probably find no-one doing such a thing in China. 3. Western culture is based on science, which attempts to resolve people and nature's relationship. 4. West uses law to resolve people and people's relationship. You can never find 'law' well-established in China. For 2000 years, China is a land that's based on human relationship rather than law. 5. West uses 'god' and religion to resolve human and spiritualism relationship. In case of problems with your own self, you just pray to god. 6. A culture that expands and develop outwards. Chinese Culture: 1. A culture based on masses (collectivism). People placed country and family above your own self. 2. A culture that is based on humanism and people 3. To resolve the relationship betwen man and nature, the chinese attempts to fuse the human and 'heaven' as one. （天人和一） 4. To resolve people and people's relationship, chinese uses ethics and tolerance （中恕之道） 5. To resolve human and spiritualism, chinese emphasizes internal cultivation （修身养性） 6. A focus on balance and mean. By 'mean', it means 'middle way'. You don't go into extremism. Peace is always honoured. 7. Pay homage to heaven and earth, as well as bearing a remembrance to the homeland. （敬仰天地，思乡怀土） This was accorded to the fact that chinese had been a farming civilization and therefore will be more prone to remember their land. 8. A culture that expands internally rather than outwards. Some of the disadvantage of old chinese culture: 1. Debase women and chauvanistic 2. An over-emphasis on past history instead of present (lacks pragmatism) Can you list some more differences? Any comments and contributions are appreciated. （二） The difference between west and east I wonder how many things。