1. What do you think of family parties?
I think family party is important for improving the relationship between family members. The elderly people like to have dinners with their children,especially on festivals.
2. Do you like to celebrate special events with your family or with your friends?
I like to be with my family, especially on important festivals. With the fast pace of life, young people have become busier and have less time to stay at home to accompany their parents. The sense of family is getting weaker,I think. So young people should spend more time at family ceremonies?
3. What are the differences between the parties of young people and those of family?
Young people's parties or ceremonies are usually held at restaurants or pubs. They think the atmosphere there is wonderful and everything is served well. However,family parties are usually at home because most elder people don't like the noisy restaurants or pubs.And they think it is too expensive. They prefer to cook at home.
4. Do many parents hold birthday parties for their children?
Yes,a lot of parents celebrate children's birthdays and send them gifts. Sometimes the relatives and children's friends are invited to the parties.
5. Which birthday are thought to be special in your country?
For children,the 12th birthday is thought important because it means they grow up into youth. They are expected to be more understanding and not to behave childishly. For the elder people,the 60th birthday is considered special. Most relatives are invited to celebrate the birthday and a large peach-shaped birthday cake is prepared to express the good wish of longevity?
6. What is the future of family ceremonies?
I think they will be highly valued because more and more people have realized the importance of family harmony. Nothing can replace the affection among family members.