The government and individuals are spending too much money on national celebrations like new year or festivals. Do you agree or disagree?

đăng 20:51, 20 thg 3, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng   [ đã cập nhật 20:51, 20 thg 3, 2017 ]

People have different views about whether public expenditure on national occasions such as new year  or  festivals  is  too  much  nowadays.  While  I  agree  that  governments  and  individuals  are spending a significant amount of money on those celebrations, I would argue that this activity is necessary and therefore can be considered acceptable.

It is true  that a large amount of money is currently spent on some important celebrations of a country.  Firstly,  governments  are  spending  a  proportion  of  their  budget  on  holding  events  to celebrate these occasions. For example, much money is being paid for fireworks on New Year's eve  in  many  countries  around  the  world.  Secondly,  individuals  also  spend  money  to  have celebrations and parties with their families, which is a common habit in many areas. For instance, my parents and I often have a special dinner on the final day of every year.

However,  I  believe  there  are  great  benefits  of  public  spending  on  national  celebrations,  and therefore it is completely justifiable. The first advantage is that this is a great way to preserve the culture of a nation. To illustrate, Lunar New Year is an important part of the Vietnamese culture, and holding celebrations for this occasion is necessary to remind younger generations of this tradition. Additionally, since these occasions are usually the only times for family members to have  time and enjoy together, it is understandable that people would want to spend money on something that makes them happy. Finally, as there are only a few national celebrations in a year, the amount of money spent on those days is unlikely to be too much.

In  conclusion,  I  disagree  with  the  idea  that  people  and  governments  are  spending  too  much money on national occasions.

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