A Comparative Study on Festival Culture Between China and Western Countries

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A Comparative Study on Festival Culture between China and Western Countries

By
项冉
SID: 20093039055
CLASS: 093英语2班
Business Institute
Anhui University of Finance & Economics
October 2012
CONTENTS

1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………….........3

2. Reasons of the increasing popularity of the western festivals in China ………………………………………………………………………….......3 2.1 Reasons of politics and economy……………………………………….... ……………………………………………………………………………….........3 2.2 Reasons of the promotion in business ………………………………….... ………………………………………………………………………………….....4 2.3 Reasons of education and the media …………………………………....... ……………………………………………………………………………….........4 2.4 Some advantages of western festival…………………………………....... .................................................................................................................................4 3. Effects of the increasing popularity of western festivals in China ………......... ………………………………………………………………………………….....5 3.1 More consciousness of western festivals ……………………………........ …………………………………………………………………………….............5 3.2 Negligence of the traditional Chinese festivals……………………........... …………………………………………………………………………….............5 4. Countermeasures of the phenomenon .................................................................. .................................................................................................................................5 4.1 Parents’ awareness of the tradition Chinese festivals …………………...... .................................................................................................................................6 4.2 Some cultural activities for the traditional Chinese festival …………........ .................................................................................................................................6 4.3 An important role from the companies ………………………………....... .................................................................................................................................6 4.4 Adding some legal holidays of the traditional Chinese festivals ……….... ………………………………………………………………………………….....6 5.Conclusion ………………………………………………………………….......7

摘 要:节日文化博大精深,各国的节日风俗是约定俗成的,有着各自鲜明的民族特色和丰富多彩的表现形式,但相互间又彼此融合,本文通过对中西方不同节日的对比研究,体现了风俗的永恒魅力。 关 键 词:中西方  节日  对比研究

Abstract : Festival cultural is very profound. The festival customs in dissimilar countries are established by usage with the own distinct national features and rich presentation forms, but they infiltrate to each other. This paper deals with the perpetual charm of the customs by comparing different festivals culture between china and the western countries. Key Words: china and the western countries festival compare and research

1.Introduction 
With the development of the times ,eastern and western countries are constantly melting .Previous conservative Chinese people have started to accept some of the western thoughts and have enjoyed western festivals ,and many of them are religious festivals .However,as we all know, a nation’s traditional festivals have connotations for the national culture and are of great significance for the national development .But in China today, western festivals are favored by people, especially young people, while the traditional Chinese festivals are treated coldly .Faced with such an impact, we have to discuss the main causes. At the same time, we should take measures to guide people to have right attitudes to the phenomenon.  2. Reasons of the increasing popularity of the western festivals in China  It is not formed in a short time for the impact of western festivals upon the traditional Chinese ones .There are inner and outer reasons for the phenomenon.  2.1.Reasons of politics and economy 

Modern developed western economy is still a kind of target that Chinese people have been catching up with and been...
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