1、Do Chinese people often hold parties?
No, I don't think so. We often have meals together but we seldom hold parties.
2、On what occasions do Chinese people have parties?
Well, I think most of time, Chinese people will hold parties to celebrate birthdays or welcome friends from a far-away place. We also hold farewell and graduation parties.
3、What do you wear to a party?
Well, it depends. If it's a formal party, I'll wear a suit. Otherwise, I'll wear casual clothes.这要看情况,如果是正式的聚会,我会穿套装。除此以外,我会穿休闲服。
4、How long will a party last?
Generally speaking, a party will last for two or three hours, but sometimes, a party can last till the second morning.
5、What are the wedding ceremonies like in China now?
Many wedding ceremonies in China are similar except the ones in the ethnic groups. The common procedure is like this: The newly wed couple usually has to tell the guests how they fell in love and got married. Afterwards, they will exchange rings and gifts. Some funny games will be played in the ceremony to add a festive atmosphere for the wedding.Finally, all people will have a banquet in a hall. Most of the weddings in China are following the above procedure.
6、What were weddings like in China 40 years ago?
The weddings in China 40 years ago were quite different from the ones nowadays. The overall living standard was rather low at that time. Most newly wed couples even couldn't afford to buy many necessary home electrical appliances. Guests came to their new apartment to celebrate and give the couple some gifts or money. There might be a simple ceremony and afterwards all the guests were invited to have dinner together. At night,some guests would play tricks on the bride and bridegroom, which has been a Chinese custom.
7、Do many Chinese have Western customs in their weddings?
There’ re some Chinese wedding ceremonies displaying certain Western customs. Many couples value some Western customs and regard those as necessary for weddings. I have attended several Chinese weddings. The new couple swore their oath to be faithful and helpful to each other in their life and they had a dancing party after the banquet. With Western customs, their wedding seemed somewhat different.
8、What are the differences between Chinese weddings and Western ones?
Many Chinese regard wedding ceremonies as an announcement of their marriage to other people. As a result, many people take wedding ceremony as a routine that new couple has to go through. Most weddings follow the similar procedures. Many Western weddings are held in churches, in which the couples will swear their oath to be faithful and helpful in their lives. Guests come to be witness of their marriage.
9、What do you think of the changes of the wedding ceremonies?
It's a trend that things will develop in a more advanced course, so do weddings in China.More couples aspire to make their weddings a life-long memory and make them more meaningful and unusual. Many of them even have unique ways to celebrate their weddings; for example, weddings held on the seaside or in the parks. The couples will also adopt some of their own procedures to make the weddings memorable.
10、What are the key factors that cause couples to break up?
Distrust is the most fatal factor to break up a marriage. Marriage is a genuine and caring relationship between couples. If there's distrust, marriage will lose its foundation. Being selfish will also destroy marriage because in a loving relationship "give" is more important than "receive". The third important factor breaks up a marriage is lacking of commitment. Marriage is a responsibility of the couple. If either of them is not committed to the other, the relationship is hard to maintain.