Lunar New Year greetings on social media in Chinese, Vietnamese and English
Cheong Wa Dae clarified as reports of intentional omission in Japan continued
靑 “The Chinese New Year doesn’t fade, so there’s no Japanese greeting”
|On the 12th, President Moon Jae-in delivered his New Year’s greetings in Chinese, Vietnamese, and English to his social network services (SNS) such as Twitter and Facebook. The Blue House explained that Japan did not post Japanese greetings separately because the Lunar New Year did not decline. (Photo = Facebook capture of President Moon). 2021.2.12. *Resale and DB prohibited|
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Kim Tae-gyu = President Moon Jae-in delivered his New Year’s greetings to four Asian countries, including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia, celebrating January 1 of the lunar calendar through Social Network Service (SNS) on the 12th.
President Moon said on his social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook that afternoon, “I would like to send my greetings to the people of neighboring countries as well. I look forward to the day when I can meet you,” he wrote.
President Moon’s New Year greetings were translated and posted in order of Chinese, Vietnamese, and English respectively. Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated as a traditional holiday. Chinese cultures Singapore and Malaysia also celebrate Lunar New Year holidays.
However, after the Meiji Restoration, Japan celebrates only Shinjeong, the first day of the solar calendar, as a holiday.
The Blue House corrected the facts after reports that Japan was simply excluded regardless of this historical and cultural context, centered on conservative media.
Blue House spokesman Kang Min-seok gave a written briefing this afternoon and explained, “There is no Japanese greeting for the Lunar New Year in Japan, and English is included because English is used as official languages in Singapore and Malaysia for the Lunar New Year.” .
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