多种新年问候方式 Different Ways of Exchanging New Year Greetings
Spring Festival is our major festival. It's the festival that only belongs to our Chinese. During Spring Festival, it has been a tradition that we usually exchange our New Year's greeting to each other.
In the past, people used to get up early and go out to visit their relatives on the first morning of Spring Festival. They said “Happy New Year" to the people they met on the street, no matter they knew each other or not. What a merry atmosphere.
Years ago, with the spread of telephones, people started to call each other to exchange greetings instead of going out. But they could talk with each other at least.
Nowadays, people have mobile phones, so the greetings are exchanged by sending messages. Almost all people send the same messages. Maybe time and feet are saved, but the atmosphere of Spring Festival seems to have gone away. What a great loss to our nation.
As far as I'm concerned, I prefer the traditional way of exchanging our greetings. No matter how quick and convenient the modern devices are, they can never substitute the traditional way, as nothing can replace human kindness.