Children’s parties in… China

We know all about celebrating children’s parties in the Netherlands. But how do they actually do it (far) across the border. In this series, we’ll tell you all about it. In this edition: China!

In China, birthdays are often considered important occasions, especially for children. Although there are variations depending on the region and family, there are some customs and traditions that are common in celebrating children’s birthdays in China. Here are some examples:

  1. Red eggs and ginger tea: A traditional part of children’s birthdays in China is serving red eggs and drinking ginger tea. Red eggs symbolize good luck and prosperity, while ginger tea is drunk for its supposed warm and medicinal properties.
  2. Long life noodles: Serving long life noodles is also common at children’s birthdays. These noodles are seen as a symbol of a long and prosperous life. They are often prepared and served during birthday dinner.
  3. Cakes and sweets: Cakes, cupcakes and other sweets have become increasingly popular in celebrating children’s birthdays in China, influenced by Western traditions. Many parents choose to order a birthday cake and offer it to guests along with other sweets.
  4. Red envelopes: Giving red envelopes, also known as “hongbao,” is a common practice at birthdays in China. Family members and friends give red envelopes with money as gifts to the child. Red is seen as a color that brings good luck and prosperity, and the money in the envelope symbolizes good wishes for the future.
  5. Games and activities: Birthday parties for children in China often include various games and activities. These can range from traditional games such as tug-of-war, relays or calligraphy to modern activities such as balloon poking, treasure hunts or dance competitions.
  6. Birthday outfit: Some parents choose to have their children wear special clothing on their birthday. This can be a traditional Chinese outfit, such as a qipao for girls or a tangzhuang for boys, or just a festive and eye-catching outfit.

Celebrating children’s birthdays in China is an opportunity to bring family and friends together and share joy. It is all about honoring the child and wishing them happiness and prosperity for the future. It is important to note that there may be regional and personal variations, and some families may choose to combine Western traditions with traditional Chinese elements when celebrating children’s birthdays.

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