Chinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, but all the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Learn how Christmas is celebrated and get advice on celebrating an East-meets-West holiday.
The holidays are all about preparing large feasts and indulging in holiday treats. More and more Chinese are celebrating the holiday season with Christmas Eve dinners. While many Chinese opt to eat out, a growing number are preparing Christmas feasts that are similar to the ones they enjoy at Chinese New Year. Learn how to make traditional Chinese holiday fare.
Take a photo tour of Christmas in China. There's plenty of Christmas in China so if you find yourself traveling to China over the holidays, you'll be able to find a lot of the pageantry around Christmas. A commercial celebration in China, you'll find hotels and shopping malls decked with trees and lights. Traditions from all over the world are represented in different hotels so you'll be able to drink eggnog and gluewein, find gingerbread men and lebkuchen.
Chinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Learn about how people in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan decorate for the holidays, beliefs about Santa Claus, Christmas activities, and how Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are celebrated.