"Happy New Year! China, warm, wish you all the best in the year of the monkey." International pision in Beijing tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine, Mohammed from Bangladesh with blunt Chinese said excitedly, this is his first time in China, the Spring Festival, feeling very grand, very happy everywhere, just like their eid al-fitr.
Feeling Chinese New Year is like eid
The 61 - year - old Mohammed is the second time to come to Beijing tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine, unlike last time, his wife, sister, brother and nephew came to China with him.
"For the first time to met in China, everywhere you can see the red couplets, red lanterns, everyone say" happy New Year ", like eid." Mohammed's sister said they would wake up early, bathe, burn incense and dress up for worship at the mosque.
For Chinese New Year, in addition to the red couplets, red lanterns and various kinds of food, muhammad a have the same feeling is "be home". "When eid al-fitr, the people who work in the outside to go home early, and family holiday, these two festivals like this feeling, have strong affection." But the doctors in the area didn't go home for the Spring Festival, he said, and he was moved to arrange treatment for the patient.
When asked about other impression of the Spring Festival, they all say "monkey" (monkey), because muhammad, which is a surprise and stickers on, the TV, it can be seen everywhere on the goods. However, when they know the meaning of the Chinese zodiac and Chinese Spring Festival has been going on for more than 4000 years, muhammad sigh Chinese heart of the inheritance of traditional culture.
"The doctor also introduced us to the dust, the age and the year of worship, so that I can learn a lot about Chinese traditional culture and customs." For New Year's eve, Mohammed said that they have a 5 mouth will spent a memorable night in a hospital, "we all received an invitation from the doctor, the New Year's eve eat dumplings together, see the party, also in China have been looking forward to next year's Spring Festival."
The Spring Festival is like a kaleidoscope
"My younger brother and I were the first to celebrate the Spring Festival in China, although we didn't know it before, but we can feel it is very important." Brazil, 26, says, because their parents work busy, he accompanied with nephrotic syndrome 15-year-old brother bashar, from Palestine to Beijing tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment.
"I didn't go to work after college, and I stayed with my younger brother in therapy, and we had a good relationship." The younger brother, who knows he wants to celebrate Chinese holidays, has been asking for his gifts, said Mr. Long. 'he said it should be like Christmas.'
About understanding of the Chinese New Year, Brazil's most long straight from the Internet and doctors know, his understanding of the largest Chinese Spring Festival is the "vacation, travel". "But not here, the doctors and nurses here are with us for the Chinese New Year."
The younger brother's understanding of the Chinese year is much simpler. "I think it's a kaleidoscope." He says it is because everywhere can see the red couplets, above have beautiful monkey pattern, and all kinds of candy, snacks, such as food, color is very good-looking, like to see in a kaleidoscope.
When asked about the customs of Chinese New Year, the Brazilian replied with a smile that "set off firecrackers" and the younger brother "eat dumplings". This year the Spring Festival is his younger brother and the first Spring Festival in China, while the last is a little bit regret for not setting off firecrackers, Brazil's New Year's wish is brother can recover soon, and also hope the parents all over the world are in good health.
The moral of the festival is "Chinese knot"
"I don't have experienced during the Spring Festival in China, this is the first time, but in my hometown, with Chinese restaurants, shops, etc., to know the Chinese New Year must be prosperous." "I've just finished the treatment," said Ivan, who is from rostov, on the Russian side of the Russian side.
Ivan, located in the riverside rostov there's a Chinese restaurant near home, love food not only is he often went to eat Chinese food, also can casually say "braise in soy sauce carp, hot and sour potatoes" several courses, such as eat more proficient in using chopsticks. To know something about Chinese culture, Ivan, know the gate in the Spring Festival to affix "go see xi", "good luck in the New Year couplet," "f" word backwards paste meaning "blessing to" and so on. "I was invited by the doctors to eat dumplings in the room tonight and watch the party." Ivan helped the nurse to dress up the room, and she said, "red China knot" in Chinese.
"Chinese knot, my understanding is that it added the people all over the world and China's friendship, affection, it is one of China's characteristics, the symbol of the Chinese people like to make friends." Ivan looked at the hanging Chinese knot and said that there was a Chinese knot in his home from a Chinese restaurateur.
China's Spring Festival is a festival, the reunion, when Ivan learned that the medical personnel to patients to give up when they were reunited with his family, he deeply felt the patient medical personnel family that moved.
Don't go home with patients in the ward about Spring Festival holiday, said stone & Webster, the hospital director of the "as a member of the special jobs, medical staff should stick to post more when the holidays, conscientious, all for the sake of the patients with the patient through every holiday is a traditional hospital."