Local young people are facing a rare dilemma of the heart next month when Chinese New Year's Day occurs at the same time as Valentine's Day.
Spend the holiday with your family or with your lover? Many saying they'll try to do both.
Chinese New Year's Day, or the Spring Festival, is a traditional day for family reunions. With its arrival this year on February 14, the topic, "To be with your parents or your lover on the day," is arousing hot discussionon online forums.
On a local parent-child forum sh.talk.iyaya.com, most participants said they will try to strike a balance.
"I'll go to visit my grandparents' home with my parents during the daytime,and then go out dining with my boyfriend in the evening," said an ID"piao" on the forum.
Some young men said they would take their girlfriend home to have dinner with parents on the Chinese New Year's Day.
Some hotels and restaurants said they will promote Valentine packages starting at the end of the month so young people can have a Valentine dinner ahead of time.
The Shanghai Restaurants Association said restaurants which cover both family love and lovers' affection will win the market.
"It will be satisfactory if the service and food can meet the needs of both seniors and young people," said the secretary general of the association.