Christmas in a Chinese Boarding School

My step daughter is in boarding school, a Chinese boarding school.

She told us before that the school had decided not to pay any attention to Christmas as it’s a Western holiday.

Chinese students should be focused on traditional Chinese holidays is the idea which is something the government is trying to promote very actively.

It makes sense as I can’t remember the last time I celebrated the Muslim Sugar Festival or the Jewish Hanukkah and I definitely never went out for dinner for Chinese New Year when I lived in Holland.

We called her last night, as we do a couple of times a week, to see how things were. She said she was going to have a Christmas party in her dorm with her classmates, they even had smuggled in some beer and snacks.

Globalization of a holiday that the strict Chinese boarding schools won’t be able to stop.

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One Response to “Christmas in a Chinese Boarding School”

  1. richel
    June 3rd, 2009 05:29

    It’s good to know that even she’s in a boarding school she still able to experience not the same Christmas in their home but still the spirit is there.

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