Fear of the Spring Festival
Do you like holidays?Most people say “yes”, while some people say that they are fear of spring festival. Despite the horrible transportation during the spring festival, a lot of young laborers, who are far away from their home town, are fear of “the red bomb”---- money given to children as a lunar New Year gift. Generally speaking, one young laborer may scrapes RMB 5,000 net income in one hard working year. When he goes back to his hometown, it may take RMB1000 for the transportation at least. As was expected by his family members in the remote, small, poor village, the guy who works at big city feels honored to give money to his relatives. According to the unwritten rules, each person should be given 100 at least.
I was surprised to see a friend ask me to help him to exchange hundreds of dozens of RMB20. I think that he is meant because he only gives RMB20 to each person.
Then he asked me: "Do you know how many people I should give money to?”
"Despite my family members, I should give money to 100 neighbors at least.”
So most the young man who works outside is urged to return to work again with pride, homesickness as well as his vacant wallet. That’s why there arises a group which is called “fear of going home”.----Lin