by: Natasha Gale L. Vergara
One of the most influential traditions in the whole world is the Chinese tradition. It is obvious that Chinese traditions are tangible not only in China but also to its Neighbouring Countries. Almost all Chinese people are living by their tradition wherever they will go. They share their traditions to other that’s why more and more people are being influenced by them. The following traditions are still visible to Chinese people and other nations wouldn’t forget:
Chinese Traditions for Kids
For Chinese people, giving name to a child before its birth is a bad luck. Another one is the date and time of birth of the child should be based on the Eight Characters of Chinese Astrology because they believe that it will influence the whole life of the child. Most of the children in China don’t study instead they are work at home or in their family farm and only financially fortunate children were able to educate themselves.
Chinese Wedding Traditions
Most of the weddings in China are results from fixed marriage. Usually, the groom’s parents will find the perfect match for their son and give gifts to the bride’s family. This is actually true to rich Chinese people that are why there are times that they only choose a bride with the same social status. Some Chinese people are allowed to marry their close relatives such as cousins and second cousins as long as the whole family will agree.
Chinese New Year Traditions
Before New Year’s Eve, you must be able to clean your house to get rid of the old things, pay your sums paid, prepare Chinese foods like tikoy, noodles and orange etc. People should wear red clothes because Chinese people believe that it has the ability to eliminate but luck.
These are some of the traditions that Chinese people influenced to others. These traditions are made for good luck, respect for ancestors, God, and Chinese Buddha.