1.How do people (in your country)celebrate public events?
回答一：I think it’s the same for every country. People take days off, spend time with family and celebrate the occasion together. There are also large gatherings in squares or open spaces, with musical performances given by famous artists.
回答二：I would say a gathering with food, alcohol, friends, and family is the most common way to celebrate an event across the world. More specifically, for events such as New Years, people like to crowd a central area, such as a main square, usually for a concert or some sort of speaker or count down. Furthermore, people tend to like using fireworks, bells, airhorns or even just shouting when they feel excited about something.
2.Do you think it is important to celebrate events?
回答一：I think it’s a good way to commemorate past events and remember who sacrificed their lives for the greater good. But some events have now become socommercialised that they have lost their original meaning. For example, the International Labour day has become a long holiday when everyone travels and spends a lot of money, but nobody knows exactly what this day is originally about.
回答二：I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I think it’s nice tocelebrate events to have something to look forward to throughout the year, but I dislike the pressure aspect of special events. For example, people tend to get so stressed about buying gifts and decorating their homes during the Christmas season that they forget to simply enjoy their time with family and friends. However, when I think about it, I couldn’t imagine a life without celebrating special events.