Sunday, October 18, 2015

Atmosphere



Atmosphere
The atmosphere of the Chinese New Year in China is lively, but the atmosphere of this festival has lost its translation in Chicago.  Chinese New Year was my favorite holiday in China, and it is the most important holiday for Chinese people. When I was in China, I could feel the mirthful atmosphere of the Chinese New Year, and the festival is filled with people do a lot of things in the New Year holiday; for example, they set off fireworks, go hiking, and decorate their houses. During the Chinese New Year, I did a lot of activities, visited relatives, and ate a lot of food. However, since I immigrated to the United States, I have lost the atmosphere of the Chinese New Year.
The traditional way of celebrating New Year’s customs have been lost. When I lived in China, on New Year’s Eve, my sisters and I did not go to sleep all night. Instead, we did a lot of activities. After dinner, my family and I watched the Spring Festival Eve TV Show on television. It was really brilliant, and we all laughed the whole time.  At midnight, we set off fireworks and fire crackers to welcome the New Year. Outside the house, there was a lot of deafening noise and an amazing atmosphere. Every child received “lucky money” from parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents.  My sisters and I played poker and bet money the whole night, and enjoying the time together.  In the United States, on the other hand, all the activities had gradually faded away. The Chinese New Year obviously not a holiday in the United States and everyone has to go to work. My family and I do not have any time to play, watch TV shows, and nobody sets off fireworks.
                         
            In addition, visiting relatives is a Chinese traditional custom during the New Year. While I was in China, in the morning of first day of the New Year, my family and I dressed in our best clothes to have tea in a restaurant. During the New Year, my family and I stayed at home and waited for my aunt’s or uncle’s family to visit us, and we went out to pay a New Year’s call. On the second day, my family and I left home to visit our relatives while my grandmother stayed at home.  I said “Happy New Year” to everyone, and everyone said it back to me. Some of my relatives lived in the same city, but we seldom saw each other. When I saw my cousins in New Year, I talked with them about studies, places to go, and shopping. It was a very pleasant chat. In the United States, all the relatives live near my family house, and we live on the same street. In fact, even though I have some relativity here, they are usually busy.
                                              

Finally, family meals have also disappeared. During the festival, my family bought plenty of food to eat and gifts to share. When my family and I went to visit our relative’s house, they prepared a lot of sugar and cookies for visitors.  My parents also prepared many sweet sugary snacks for visitors, and they were very delicious. On the fourth day of Chinese New Year, all my relatives came to my family house to pay a New Year call, and there was a big party. Everybody helped each other and cooked up a lovely dinner that was very healthy and delicious. I will never forget the flavor because the taste of the food is different in the United States. There are many different Chinese cultures from different places in Chicago, and the taste is really different from my hometown.
                             

Since I immigrated to the United States, I never set off fireworks, I don’t visit relatives, and the food has changed a lot. Everything has changed a lot because the atmosphere in Chicago is tranquil. During the New Year, and I feel particularly lost.  In addition, there is no real holiday for Chinese New Year in United States and most Chinese people is busy because they need to study or have a job. The only time I feel the atmosphere of the Chinese New Year is when the parade through Chinatown.

14 comments:

  1. Nice job, organization is good, and content is clear. I learned a few new vocabulary from essay, thank you.

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  2. Yes, I also really miss Chinese New Year and atmosphere.
    You do a good job that describe the different culture between Chicago and China.

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  3. I miss Chinese New Year very much.In my childhood, I used to be memerized the Chinese New year. My hometown simply alive during the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is my favorite Chinese traditional festival, and it is a time for families to reunite.

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  4. I miss Chinese New Year very much.In my childhood, I used to be memerized the Chinese New year. My hometown simply alive during the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is my favorite Chinese traditional festival, and it is a time for families to reunite.

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  5. good topic! your essay touches me deeply because the atmosphere of new year in china is very joyful and full of laughter. we can set off fireworks, visit relatives and receive lucky red pockets. however, we can not set off fireworks except independent day. thank you for sharing active essay.

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  6. I like your essay, very good organization. While I read your story it make me to remember about how I celebrate New Year. It was same like yours. I didn't sleep all night, and watched TV show. I liked watched TV just because of very nice clothes actors and singers. I always wanted like that clothes :D. In my country people believe that how they will celebrate the New Year all year will be same. People try to clean all their houses, buy new clothes, and cook several kind of food. What is the interesting that it happening just ones a year and never continue like that whole year. I think people can do more events if they want, not just wait one specific day. When I will finish my education and will go back to home, I will do every weekend important for my family, I hope. I liked your essay. What I want to say that it doesn't matter where you are the most important thing that you are with your family and you can make every day important. I know it is difficult to do without atmosphere, anyway try :).Thanks for sharing with us.

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  8. Nice writing! Good introduction and conclusion, and your ideas and organization are very clear. Your article reminds me of good memories about Chinese New Year, and I really miss the happy time that I spent with my family, friends, and relatives in China.

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  9. Nice job! You have a good hook. You also make your essay very organized. Moreover, you in your essay explain so good yours introduction paragraphs.

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  10. Nice job! You have a good hook. You also make your essay very organized. Moreover, you in your essay explain so good yours introduction paragraphs.

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  11. Your essay reminds me of a similar experience of mine!

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  12. Well done, great organization. Your way of celebrating reminds me my New Year Eve. I am Russian, and I do celebrate Chinese New Year. My favorite part about it is we have a different animal as theme of the year, right?

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  13. Thank you everybody reply my essay!

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