Why is it changed to Spring festival instead of New Year? It is because of Chinese, both KMT and Communst, shame of being Chinese. They believe Chinese culture is inferior to Western culture, thus Western culture is the standard and thus Chinese should destroy our culture(Culture Revolution) . Despite of our 5 thousand years of history, we use a two thousand years calender. Why should Chinese care when is the birth date of Jesus? Our civilization is as long as their genesis.
South Korea, after rebuilt of their confidence as Asian, make Chinese(Korean) New year a national holiday.
I hope some day Chinese will have the same confidenec on our own civilization.
As Overseas Chinese, I am proud of our 5 thousand years of civilization. I have no concern those what so called Chinese culture distorted by communist.
What the hell are you talking about? I highly doubt this is some racial inferiority issue. Chinese New Year is most likely a term invented by westerners. The Chinese/East Asians have always called the new year celebrations "Lunar Spring Festivals" or "Lunar New Year."
My parents and grandparents have never called it the Chinese New Year (at least not that I know of).
Edited by Intranetusa, 22 May 2007 - 07:56 PM.