4 Fashionable Ways to Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival2016-09-27 09:55:18Share:
Do you still think traditional mooncake is the most popular fashion for Mid-Autumn Festival? Do you want to know more about what Chinese people do during the Mid-Autumn Festival nowadays? Here we give you four fashionable ways:
1. Travel — A New Tourism Trend
With the rapid development of China's economy，people's living standards have improved. In the past, people usually stayed at home during the Mid-Autumn Festival to have a reunion dinner and to worship the moon.
Nowadays people like to travel during their holidays. Traveling abroad has become pretty popular.
Chinese people are inclined to travel in groups and shop generously.
To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the company, a Chinese billionaire took 6,400 staff members on a four-day holiday to France. It took 147 buses to transport the tourists from hotels to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where officials from Guinness World Records were on hand to validate the world's biggest ever human chain. The group was expected to spend 13 million Euros in Paris.
2. WeChat Red Envelopes — A Tradition Combines with Modern Technology
Reunion s and family relationships are Chinese families’ traditional values. In the past, people would visit their relatives and friends during the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the children would receive red envelopes from the elders.
Nowadays, to distribute red envelopes via WeChat is the most popular custom.
A WeChat red envelope is a mobile application developed by a Chinese tech company named Tencent. It has become one of the largest stand-alone messaging applications in China. The application offers users the ability to provide money in the form of virtual 'credits' to other users of the same application.
Who Is Luckier
The 'regular red envelope' and the 'red envelope lucky draw' are two types offered by the APP. The latter allows the user to assign a lump sum to a red envelope comprised of a group of smaller red envelopes within it.
The 'grouped' red envelopes can then be posted to a group chat and the application randomly assigns the amount in each envelope to each recipient. How much you can receive depends on your luck and your speed in accepting them.
3. Creative Mooncakes — Got to be One Suitable for You
The Foodie Heaven
“Food is the first necessity of people” is an old Chinese saying. Chinese people always have a natural creativity and talent for food. Even an ordinary housewife has dozens of methods to cook tofu.
Many kinds of mooncakes’ flavors are emerging now with people's innovative spirit.
Everything Could Be Possible
On the basis of a vote from Chinese netizens, the following three flavors are the strangest: chocolate mooncake with spicy beef filling, mooncake stuffed with braised pork and preserved vegetables in soy sauce, and bamboo charcoal mooncake.
You can also make your own style that suits your preferences.
4. Live Video Streaming — Real-Time Interaction with an Internet Star
The Mid-Autumn Festival Gala is another must-see for millions of people across the country, similar to the Spring Festival Gala. People used to watch the Mid-Autumn Festival Gala with families after dinner.
Nowadays, live video streaming is the most attractive type of program for young people.
Charming and chirpy young ladies are the leading stars for this popular form of live streaming. They sing, dance, and talk, drawing audience via personal computers and mobile phones. The host is supposed to have live interaction at any time.
Another Kind of Superstar
Netizens usually admire these internet celebrities for their beauty or versatility.
Wang Hong, is the name that Chinese call such celebrities, it means ‘someone who has become famous via internet'. They have a huge fan group on social media, and their fans will send them presents or buy products from the celebrities' online stores for support.
Also, many internet celebrities receive advertisement invitations from companies, so naturally, some of them could earn hundreds of thousands of yuan in a year.
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