Many young people pay less and less attention to taboos during the Spring Festival. In fact, many customs during the Spring Festival have also changed.
In the past, people would steam Mantou and make baozi for the Spring Festival. But now people do not make them anymore. If a guest comes, they will go out and have a nice meal in a restaurant.
In my childhood, we can enjoy delicious food, fire crackers and wear new dresses during Spring Festival. Nowadays, these things are not so special. We can always eat delicious food and wear new clothes anytime we want.
Now to celebrate the Spring Festival is to get together and have a great time.
In 1980s, at the eve of the Spring Festival, one must watch Spring Festival Party by CCTV. It was a very important part of our celebration. But now, sometimes we watch it on television. Sometimes, we don’t.
In 1983, Spring Festival Party was broadcast on CCTV for the first time. It gathered the most renowned artists all over China and represented the highest level of a TV program. Since then, a new tradition came into Beijing. At Spring Festival Eve, the whole family will have dinner together and watch Spring Festival Party. Spring Festival Evening also becomes one of the most important TV program for CCTV.
Why this new custom came into being? Many experts carry research on it. Maybe it can connect Chinese people all over the world together and create a moment of nationwide celebration, and let everyone in front of TV share this moment of joy。
Nowadays, children do not like to celebrate the Spring Festival at home. When the Spring Festival eve is over, they will get out and go travelling with friends.
The celebration of the Spring Festival in the past contains a lot of family affection. People would get together. Now many people, many people around me all feel that, why the flavor of Spring Festival is not as strong as before?
This feeling is only sensed by urban citizens, no matter how fast working pace goes and how good the life condition improves. On the other hand, we should look at the countryside. There are a lot of differences between rural area and urban area in China. If we look at the celebration of the Spring Festival in the countryside, you will not feel the flavor of the Spring Festival is weakened.
No matter how the forms change, the meaning of the Spring Festival for Chinese people still remains unchanged. Their wishes for happy life are also unchanged. After the Spring Festival holiday, people will go back to their busy life. They are looking forward to the next Spring Festival. They will join the returnees to go back to their hometown and celebrate it with their family.