Dating traditions in other countries
Roughly 58 percent of those surveyed were women and 42 percent men.The findings, Zhao said, suggest a shift away from conventional attitudes typically embraced by Chinese.“The traditional Chinese dating culture is as soon as someone asks you out for a cup of coffee, you’re exclusive, that you should just date this one person,” she said.It’s not clear how Zhinu and Niulang - the mythological weaver and cow herder for whom the Double Seventh Festival is celebrated - might react to these poll results.As for their love story, the gods separated the young and beautiful Zhinu from her husband Niulang after she neglected her work as a weaver of the sky.That belief might stem from the fact that many Chinese Canadians emigrated from Hong Kong, Zhao said.“I think with Hong Kong, in general, the people are more conservative, even though they are more exposed to western culture,” she said.“The marriage view is more conservative.”Apart from a greater willingness to simultaneously date multiple partners, only 30 percent of overseas Chinese disapproved of entering a relationship in which the woman was older than the man, the survey found.
More than 40 percent of overseas Chinese now say it's okay to date two or more people at the same time before establishing a relationship - clashing with traditional Chinese norms.
A significant turning point during the year - the days start getting shorter and the nights longer - the June Solstice is often associated with change, nature and new beginnings.
People around the world celebrate the day, which is also known as the Summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, with feasts, bonfires, picnics, and traditional songs and dances.11 interesting facts about the June Solstice Celebrations surrounding the June Solstice have a time-honored history.
According to Chinese tradition, the shortest shadow is found on the day of the Summer Solstice.
In ancient Gaul, which encompasses modern-day France and some parts of its neighboring countries, the Midsummer celebration was called Feast of Epona.