To be together with my family

Changzhou, China
October 10, 2012 3:29am CST
There are some important and traditional holidays in China, such as The Spring festival, Lantern festival, Dragon boat festival, International labour day, National day, Mid-autumn festival. One of my favourite holiday is national day, it is the longest one except for spring festival that could last seven days. It is very special this year because of coming together with mid-autumn festival. Saying total eight days. So I was happy that I could stay at home for longer, as I work for my company which is far from my hometown. It will take two days when I go home by train. My mum said it was the happiest time like celebrating spring festival when i was home. Because we could be together totally no more than 10 days a year. During this vacation, it is the harvest time of corn. We were very busy for the farm work from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M..It is not common for harvesting by machine in chinese village. At that time, I was completely exhausted everyday but still happy with my loving family.
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12 responses
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
11 Oct 12
So you're harvesting everything by hand? That's so cool!
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
You are right there, the effort is worth it. Even in trouble and in misfortunes, when we have our family, we are that strong. Family is something I prioritized now, I'm making up for the lost time, I have been way, physically and emotionally with them for a couple of years. Now, even there's no festival, I'm still there with them, sharing the good thoughts and moments with them. Good luck
• India
10 Oct 12
Hi friend, welcome to mylot. good to hear that you are enjoying with your family members. Holidays and functions will give more excitement to us, if we enjoy them with our family members, it will be more pleasure to us. Good to know about your harvest festival, enjoy a lot with your family
10 Oct 12
Hi. I am fascinated to know traditional holidays in China especially the one that last seven days. And also the mid autumn festival which can last up to eight days. Wonderful, you know why shiwenlingjy, We also observe three spring festivals or holy days one of them last for seven days. And again during the Fall, we observed another four festivals or holy days, and one of them last for eight days. It is really in the Fall festival that we really enjoy family togetherness. All the best mangtony.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
Hmmm, I loved Chinese New Year. Wonder why you don't mention it here. Love the "ampao" and lot of presents during holidays when I work in taiwan.
@dilrajj57 (1759)
• Pakistan
10 Oct 12
hi friend shiwenlingjy, welcome to mylot as you new here now. I belong to Pakistan, congratulation for the festival as you have to celebrate and to remain long days with your family. i also like to come here to China, pray for me that i visit here in China. take care.
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
hi shi, Being with our family feels great thats why even how much we become busy in our life we must always try to find some time with them. happy mylotting
@GemmaR (8527)
10 Oct 12
It is very important that we spend time with our family, as they are the people who we often end up taking for granted in our lives. My parents have just started working full time because they are going through a hard time in their life at the moment, and this is meaning that I hardly ever see them. I like to cook a meal in the evening so that we are able to eat together and try to enjoy the time we have which isn't very much at all. But you should always make the most of being together with all of your family because you can never be sure when it is going to happen again.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
hi there shiwenlingjy, upon reading your post, i somehow feel sad, you know why, because before i used to go home and have my vacation every year here in our home. that i feel so happy whenever i spend my days with my family. but things has changed. i didn't know why they have changed their attitude towards me. that when i have had my career redirection last year and decided to stay here, they always asked me when will i leave again. honestly, i don't know what to do then but what to do, they are pushing me to leave so no i am doing my best to get back again at the track and praying that i can leave as early as now. hence, if a fairy God mother exist, i will request if she can take me out from here in a snap.
• China
10 Oct 12
I can make a conclusion that you live in some inland provinces without high-speed rail,because if you can take the high-speed rail then you can across the whole China within 14 hours,it is really tough that take two days to go home,and usually take the normal train in the National day will be very crowd.Since it is not easy for you to go home so I can really feel the happy you have.
• India
10 Oct 12
Thanks for sharing this friend. It feels awesome to know about chinese cultures. You are right. I also love to celebrate every occasion with my family.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
10 Oct 12
Hi, Welcome to mylot. It is very interesting that you have a farm and you do hard work in farms. Harvesting time must be very happy time for you. I don't have experience of farming because I live in city. I always respect farmers because they do the haed work in the farms and we get food to eat. We should be grateful to them. In India also there are many festivals like China and we celebrate them happily.