A Comparative Study of Spring Festival and Christmas
Festival，which reflects the most delicate and representative respect of culture, is the essence of human’s daily life. Spring Festival and Christmas are the most important festivals in China and Western countries, which can be described as the representatives of a culture; it is a typical exploration of the cultural differences between the Chinese and western festivals. It is convenient to absorb the outstanding foreign cultures sensibly by summarizing the differences, in order to protect and promote the cultural essence of the Chinese nation. As we all know that China is known by foreigners after she entered the WTO and Beijing won the 2008 Olympic Games. However, the Chinese traditional cultures are generally ignored by our Chinese, especially the youth. In terms of this problem, this thesis gives some advices. The thesis is divided into four parts. Firstly, it provides a comparative discussion on cultural aspects through Spring Festival and Christmas; then makes a comparison on different values between Chinese and Westerners, and last concludes a best way to deal with western culture.
Key Words: Spring Festival; Christmas; cultural differences; value orientation; attitude