To be politically correct...

@hopefoo (1145)
Malaysia
February 8, 2007 2:10pm CST
Did you know that Chinese New Year is not called Chinese New Year anymore? It is now called the Spring festival. Why? I read on TIME that it was because the Vietnamese, Malaysianss, Indonesians, Burmese, Taiwanese etc are also celebrating it so now it can't be called Chinese New Year too! I don't see the point in being politically correct though. It's still CNY to me! WOOOO!!
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@Rittings (673)
9 Feb 07
Ya, I still call it the Chinese New Year. I don't see the point in changing the name of something just to suit a few people... We can both spread the joy of the Chinese New Year together. I'll make sure the UK keep calling it that (I am calling Tony Blair as we speak.. hehehe). Love and light.
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
Exactly. The only politically correct phrase that I use is African American as I do think calling them the N word or black is just plain rude. It's like calling me "HEY YELLOW GIRL!" Actually, I wouldn't mind that. Kinda cute. Makes me feel like a banana.
@smartnrich (1069)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
But I think the peoples which celebrate the festival still a chinese but diffferent nationality.Isn't it? its okay, so long as we still remain our life in harmony and respect each other.
@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
Well..technically, the vietnamese are from south china..the taiwanese are chinese anyway but seriously, if you go to taiwan and tell them "you're chinese" they'll be like "OH NO! I'm Taiwanese not Chinese!!!"
@yanjiaren (9050)
8 Feb 07
long live chinese new year lol.. - lion  dance.mmmmmmmm
yeah i never knew that it was called any thing else lol..i can't wait although they say it is going to snow here lol..i am going to wear chinese dress and you? i am going to get a new chinese jacket for hubby too..i kinda made it our tradition we wear new chinese clothes every chinese new year.. mmmmmmmmm dim sum dim sum dim sum..i love it!!!!
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 07
Hhahaha Yes, that's a tradition here too jie. I'm leaving for KL prior to going back to our village where my father's family comes from; and will do some shopping there too. I only wear cheongsam (chinese dress) on the first day, after that everything new goes. What I look forward to the most are angpows! (red packets containing cash) hehehehe Oh and FOOD@ FOOD@$ GLORIOUS FOOOOOD@!$!@@
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
it's still is the chinese new for me,too.call it whatever they want as long as we are celebrating it all over the world!
@alen0224 (528)
• China
9 Feb 07
Hmm?I can't believe it and I don't know where you heard about this.Chinese New Year is a popular call for the Chinese Spring Festival,It must not change.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
I prefer Chinese New Year I geuss because I'm use to it but I see why they would change it to the spring festival so as not to offend anybody as so many celebrate not just chinese themselves....
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@yanjiaren (9050)
8 Feb 07
yeah i never knew that it was called any thing else lol..i can't wait although they say it is going to snow here lol..i am going to wear chinese dress and you? i am going to get a new chinese jacket for hubby too..i kinda made it our tradition we wear new chinese clothes every chinese new year.. mmmmmmmmm dim sum dim sum dim sum..i love it!!!!
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@cheongyc (5076)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 07
For me, it seems ridiculous. A lot of traditions and customs are following it's origin and shouldn't be changed at all. For example, if one day western food are mostly taken by asian, should it be named asian food instead. If one day, Japanese food are widely eaten in India, does that kind of food should be called Indian food? So, I think it should still be called CNY.