søndag 7. februar 2016

Chinese New Year: Families, fireworks, and long trips home

The Chinese New Year is indisputably China's biggest holiday. The one in 2015 marked the beginning of the Chinese year 4712. Chinese New Year shifts somewhat over January and February. . The entire holiday period is called chunjie , or spring festival (Chinese consider spring to be the beginning of the new year). The biggest of China's three "golden weeks," it lasts for three to 15 days, depending on how the holiday is defined, and has traditionally been regarded as the best time for family reunions and is characterized by long journeys home and clogged transportation routes. Read more