We have these great neighbors from Hong Kong. They're an older couple and really nice. The woman brought over some food yesterday and said Merry Christmas. I said Merry Christmas too, but I don't know if they celebrate. I know there are alot of Chinese Christians, but would it have been better to say Happy Holidays?
It doesn't matter. They could've been Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish.... anything. Ethnicity means nothing. I'm not Asian, but I'm Buddhist. They may celebrate Christmas whether they are Christian or not, too. My family had a GREAT Christmas.
If you want to return the favor, you can arrange a "Tray of Togetherness" for them on Chinese New Year (Jan 26 ~ Year of the Ox). Get a circular tray with 8 compartments (8 is a very lucky number in Chinese culture) & fill each one with a different treat. Dried fruits, seeds, nuts, candies, etc. Avoid meats just to be on the safe side --- some Buddhists are vegetarians.
Answer by Laura1229 at 6:05 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by Freela at 11:51 AM on Dec. 26, 2008
Google Chinese holidays and it brings up all there holidays it's very interesting.
Answer by kim168 at 2:52 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by nysa00 at 4:25 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by kimberleee382 at 5:42 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by happi-ladi at 8:26 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Next question overall
(Money & Work)
How Can I become a stay at home mom? I work in news and wake up at 2 am every...