Christmas day is on December 25, people around the world celebrate (庆祝)the birth of Jesus(耶稣) Christ.Some people celebrate by giving gifts. Children may be thanking Santa Claus for new toys. They may also be going to church(教堂) with their families. All the people always decorate(装饰) a Christmas tree and sing and dance at home on Christmas day.
每年12月25日是圣诞节,全世界的人们在这一天庆祝耶稣的诞生.人们在这一天会互赠礼物. 小朋友会期盼圣诞老人带给他新的玩具, 他们也会和家人一起去教堂. 每家每户都会在这一天装饰圣诞树,大家一起唱歌跳舞.
How ever if there is one holiday that is almost universal especially in the west; its Christmas. Celebrating it in China is not very easy, as some of the usual foods are not readily available. While walking down the street you are not bombarded by a Santa Claus and his elves at every store, and there are no crazy holiday shoppers that I have seen. Being in China reminds us what a holiday like Christmas is about. Its not about the gift sand the crowds not even about the liquor…well maybe its a little bit about the liquor. Seriously though it reminds us that beyond the great consumerism extravaganza it has become at home Christmas is about coming together with the people who are close to you and celebrating all that is good in life. This year a few friends and I will try to acquire all the ingredients for a proper Christmas dinner; Turkey, Roast Potatoes, Gravy, Wine. Invite people, gather round a table with a nice meal, and remember what the true meaning of Christmas is. Of course it wouldnt be Christmas without going to the pub after dinner!
Christmas for us is like spring festival for Chinese. It is a big day that all the family members will sit together and have a nice meal. I am going to celebrate it in one of my friends family this year. If you want you can try a traditional Christmas game called "secrets anta "which is good to families and friends. Everyone needs to buy a gift, write your name on a small card and put all the cards in a box, take out a card one by one and give your gift to the person whose name is on the card, give him or her a big hug and say merry Christmas, have fun!