We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday season.
People often ask me – do they celebrate Christmas in China? The answer…yes. But in a different way.
Most Chinese people see Christmas as an opportunity to go out, meet friends, socialize, and have a good time. I once shot a Christmas Eve event at a bar, and they had a countdown at midnight!
In big cities, Christmas trees and decorations are everywhere. Christmas songs are playing from loudspeakers in nearly all stores. And just about every cashier is wearing a Santa hat. Sometimes the decor can be really quirky/odd. Regardless, the holiday is certainly growing over the years.
I’ve celebrate at least six Christmases in China. Here are a few of my images, as well as others from Flickr. Have a look, and get a glimpse into Christmas in China! (and as always, click through for a larger image)
From Jesse Warren
From others on Flickr:
I can say with certainty that Hong Kong is like this on Christmas Eve! Everybody is out to celebrate and see fireworks…
Here’s one of those cashiers in a Santa hat that I mentioned…
And finally a shot from Aputure group member Steev: