As Christmas approached, villagers from across the country began posting videos of themselves in the village of Uchiura, in the southwestern Chinese province of Hunan, setting up their own Christmas decorations.
The village has since been taken down, but a handful of others have taken up the challenge.
In a video posted by the villagers, which has been viewed more than 40,000 times, villagers in the southern Chinese city of Guizhou set up a Christmas tree, decorated with hundreds of red-and-white Christmas trees, and even had a local artist carve a snowman and snowwoman out of them.
“Christmas is coming!
I’m making my own Christmas tree for my own village,” a man named Yang says in the video.
“This is for all the villagers to celebrate together.”
Another villager named Yang, who goes by the name Wang, explains that “the villagers decided to set up the Christmas tree on the street,” adding that they’re “wanting to show the world that we’re the best of the best in China.”
“The villagers don’t care if you don’t have a tree,” he said.
“We just want to show them that we are the best.”
The video is part of a campaign by villagers from Guizhan to raise awareness of China’s Christmas culture.
They want to create a Christmas spirit for all China’s residents to celebrate, even if they don’t know the village is located in China.
“The Christmas spirit is important,” Wang told The Washington Post in an interview.
“China is a special country, but Christmas is also a holiday.
It’s a cultural celebration, it’s a tradition and it’s an opportunity for everyone to show that China is a wonderful country.”
Wang’s campaign aims to spread awareness about China’s festive traditions by organizing Christmas events and events that will “help the Chinese people realize that China has Christmas in the heart of China.”
The village of the village that created the Christmas decorations, called Uchiurii, in Hunan Province, China.
The village has been taken off the internet and is no longer in the hands of the villagers.
Uchiuriyas village has a strong Christian heritage and is named after the village in which the village was established in 1765.
“Christmas has always been a holiday of the people of China,” Wang said.
“This is what we want to change.”
According to Wang, Christmas celebrations in China tend to be more festive than those in other countries.
The Christmas spirit comes from Christmas trees being carved in the middle of the street, and there are even local churches that sing Christmas carols.
“We can see in China, they’re really religious, they have Christmas churches,” Wang explained.
“They’re really big, and they have the tradition that it’s going to be Christmas again.”
While the holiday can seem foreign to some, Wang said that it has a special meaning in China because Christmas is the first day of the Chinese New Year, when everyone is celebrating the start of winter.
“It’s the most important holiday,” Wang continued.
“It’s when everyone celebrates.”
He added that while Christmas celebrations are not as widespread in the United States as they are in Europe, “we know that they are very important here.”
In the United Kingdom, there is also no official recognition of Christmas, but the government does provide a Christmas gift registry to aid those in need.