Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year Now — Modern CNY Activities Chinese New Year celebrations and activities are changing. A change in attitude to the festival has occurred especially among China’s younger generation. Most young people prefer surfing the Internet, playing with smart phones, and sleepovers or spending time with friends to celebrating with their extended families.


Greeting Each Other on Devices

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Sending cell phone messages had become the main way to greet people on Chinese New Year's Eve this decade. In the past people sent New Year cards or called each other to express their good wishes during the Spring Festival.
Now more people use instant messages on WeChat (the most popular social media app in China, like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger in the West) to greet their friends.
Learn popular Chinese New Year Greetings and send greeting cards to your friends.

Exchanging App Red Envelopes — Top Thing for the Young in Recent Years

App-sent/received "red envelopes" appeared in recent years, and they soon become the most popular New Year activity among the young. Many young people spend most of their New Year holiday time exchanging cyber money via red envelope apps for fun.

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