Customs and traditions of China
Having planned to make a tourist voyage inCelestial Empire, it will be useful to first learn the basic traditions of China. This is an ancient country with its centuries-old customs and original mores that have developed over thousands of years. In its history, there are specific rules of etiquette and norms, without knowledge of which you can easily get lost in this great power.
Once you step on this land, you will immediately understand that the distinctive features of the Chinese people are hospitality and non-conflict. This friendly nation is always ready for anything.
In the definition of "China's tradition," of course,includes holidays. One of the most important is the birthday. There are no special rituals on this occasion. Unless there is a special noodle on the table as a symbol of a long and prosperous life. While eating, they certainly praise the dishes. In this situation, even burping at the table is permissible. For the holidays, mostly food, drinks, sweets, fruits are taken. The main thing is that what acts as a gift is present in an even number. Because an odd number is a sign of misfortune and failure. But even with even values you need to be careful. The customs and traditions of China ascribe to the number "4" a bad name, considering it the most unhappy. It happened because the pronunciation of this word practically coincides with the word "death". The clock as a gift is also a bad sign, associated with mourning, death. Sometimes the presentation intentionally does not remove the price tag in order to show its value, as well as the predisposition of the guest to the owner.
New Year is another significant nationalan event in the life of the Chinese. It is celebrated according to the lunar calendar and embodies the coming of spring. Most often falls on one of the February days. It is celebrated for about a month. At the same time, dances, dances, noisy festivities, theatrical performances are arranged; everywhere notes with wishes for the future are pasted. These days it is considered a strict rule to visit relatives and friends.
China's traditions include countlessnumber of beliefs. This is a fairly superstitious nation, unconditionally convinced of the existence of spirits and higher powers. Hence, a lot of folk festivals with interesting ceremonies and ceremonies. These are the days of the Dragon, the Moon, the Lanterns, the Tea, and the festivals of Peonies, Waters, the Air Serpent, and numerous carnivals with solemn festivities, reincarnations, magnificent rituals and fireworks.
Undoubtedly, the ancient traditions of China in our dayssignificantly affected by Western Europe, America, in connection with which they are transformed, acquire a new sound. But this does not mean that it becomes possible to disregard the most important rules and customs that have been formed for millennia. And even if you are a foreigner, it's better to be safe and find out what to do in this or that situation, what to wear, how to behave at the table, than to appear in the eyes of the local population as a "dark", "dense" barbarian. After all, as the proverb says (although not Chinese): "They do not go to a foreign monastery with its charter." So, being in distant countries, you need to show tolerance and respect for the norms and procedures that have developed there.