A touching new advertisement from Disney features a Filipino family celebrating Christmas traditions across generations.
Universal family love: The ad captures Filipino tradition and features themes that are universally recognizable.
Dear People Who Don’t Celebrate the Holidays in a Traditional Manner,
I still remember when I told my college friends that I didn’t usually celebrate Thanksgiving with a big turkey, stuffing, or pumpkin pie. They reacted with disbelief and apologetic sympathy. A wave of pity seemed to wash over them and somehow, in that moment, I felt so very alienated.
A character from a classic ‘90s Hong Kong movie has gone viral on Chinese social media for its resemblance to Santa Claus.
Pictures of Oboi — pronounced the same as the English words “All Buy” — played by veteran Hong Kong actor Elvis Tsui in the 1992 movie “Royal Tramp,” has been widely shared by Chinese netizens.
Christmas for Asians is all about spending time with family and friends, and the celebration comes in a variety of ways.
The westernized version of Christmas has been copied by other countries in Asia, with Santa Claus being a big factor during the celebrations. The holiday itself is mostly a secular celebration, as only a small fraction of the population of countries in Asia are Christians. Children and parents actively participate in Christmas celebrations when they are a part of schools run by Christian missionaries.
Condor made the announcement via her Instagram page, making fans want to drive to the nearest mall right away.
Halloween is a day where people can dress up, attend parties, and go trick-or-treating for free candy, but in the Philippines, this annual celebration goes well beyond the usual traditions.
As a predominantly Catholic nation, the Philippines celebrates Halloween with devotion. The festivities start on October 31 or sometimes October 30, depending on the year.
Jaykeeout, a South Korean YouTuber behind the channel JAYKEEOUT x VWVB who likes to spread good vibes, recently gave out gifts to homeless people in celebration of this year’s “family month.”
In the YouTube video posted on May 30, Jay went out shopping for gifts to give out to the homeless people near Seoul station.
As the calendar turns to 2018, the Japanese will be celebrating Oshogatsu, a unique tradition marking the beginning of a new year.
Oshogatsu, also called shōgatsu, is initially based on the Chinese lunar calendar. But in 1873, five years after the Meiji restoration, Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar and started celebrating its cultural New Year’s Day on Jan. 1.
If you’re an American-born Chinese like me, you dreaded greeting your relatives at holiday parties. It’s not because you dislike them, but because without hesitation or batting an eyelash, they would all comment about how fat you’ve gotten (fat shame, anyone?). To a Westerner like me, this would be a massive uncalled-for insult. Baffled and shocked, I would feel humiliated and resign to an awkward silence. However, to a Chinese native, this is as common as commenting that you got a haircut or a new sweater.
The fact of the matter is that commenting on your appearance isn’t a social taboo in China as it is in America. Being called fat isn’t exactly a compliment or an insult, but more of a statement or observation.
In Nepal, there is a holiday that celebrates dogs.
Called “Kukur Tihar“, it falls on the same day as the Hindu holiday, Choti Diwali.
As 1.4 billion people went on holiday last week, local tourist attractions suddenly became packed with visitors from all over the country for over an entire week during the National Day holiday.
Images taken from a Chinese theme park in Henan, central China, for example, showed it being totally overwhelmed with tourists.
Chinese New Year is finally here and millions of migrant workers leave the country’s largest cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen to travel back to their hometowns for the holiday.
Every year, an estimated 2.8 billion trips are made over the course of the holiday, also known as Spring Festival, which actually doesn’t begin until February, according to Quartz.