Christmas in China
Chinese Christmas Oranament (Symbol of love)
We are so blessed to celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ and His birth! I thought it would be fun to take a trip around the world to see how other countries celebrate Christmas. So, jump on the Z – Plane with me, cause tonight we’re headed to China!
China has only around one percent of Christians, and most people there have very little knowledge as to what Christmas is even about. And the families that do celebrate tend to have very small Christmas trees in their homes, and their normally made of paper with modest home made decorations. The strange thing is that most of the world’s plastic Christmas Trees and Christmas decorations are made in China, but the people making them might not know what they are for!?!
Because of the commercialization, you’ll see many more traditional decorations in the big cities like lights and decorations in stores and on the street.
Some people do go caroling, But again, the story of Jesus is really not understood.
One interesting tradition happens on Christmas Eve. It’s when people give apples away. It’s not based on the gift giving as we understand it by the Wise Men though. People give apples on Christmas Eve because in Chinese Christmas Eve is called ‘Ping An Ye’ (which means quiet or silent night) and the word for apple in Chinese is ‘Ping Guo’ which sounds similar.
In Chinese Happy/Merry Christmas is ‘Sheng Dan Kuai Le.
Join me each weeknight through December 23. At 8:30pm on Z88.3, we will travel to a new country to see how they celebrate Christmas. Listen online at www.zradio.com
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