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To celebrate the upcoming Halloween on October 31st, Language Tips has invited three foreigners-Nancy Matos from Canada, Casey Chin from America and Guanny Liu from New Zealand, at the China Daily website to have a chat about it. Here comes the interview!
Nancy Matos is from Canada. She is now a language expert at the China Daily Website.
Casey Chin is an intern at the China Daily's website. He's American-born Chinese and comes from Sacramento, California.
Guanny Liu is an intern at the China Daily's website. She was born in China and moved to Auckland, New Zealand as a child.
Language Tips(LT): Halloween is believed to be a day when all the spirits come back to the world of the living. And we have a same day in China called “Guijie", the Day of Dead, which falls on July 14 in the Lunar Calendar. Why is the Day of Dead called “Halloween” in western countries?
LT: Halloween was not celebrated until 19th century in US but has now become one of the biggest festivals of the year there. Why?
LT: Though it’s becoming popular in China, Halloween is still quite new to Chinese people. What we know about Halloween are limited to pumpkin lanterns, scary masks, trick -or -treat games, we don’t really celebrate it. What do people actually do on this day in the US? How do you spend the holiday in Canada and NZ?
LT: Anything traditional to do?
LT: Do you have any interesting experience on this day?
LT: What’s your favorite costume and mask?
(Edited by Cao Huan, Cai Shanshan)