Chinese may practice Confucianism (a philosophy), Taoism,
Buddhism or other faiths like Christianity. Atheism was encouraged
in mainland China, and some patients will say they do not
have any religion. Ancestor worship may also be practiced.
Chinese New Year is a major holiday to be celebrated; Christmas
and the Western New Year may also be observed. The other commonly
celebrated days are the 1st and 15th day of the Lunar Month
and the Moon Cake Festival (similar to Thanksgiving). Most
of these celebrations are family-oriented.