Chu Xi - Chinese New Year

Chu Xi – Chinese New Year

Chunyun

The period around Chinese New Year is also the time of the largest human migration, when migrant workers in China, as well as overseas Chinese around the world travel home to have reunion dinners with their families on Chinese New Year’s eve. More interurban trips are taken in mainland China in this 40-day period than the total population of China. This period is called Chunyun.

Festivities

The Chinese New Year celebrations are marked by visits to kin, relatives and friends, a practice known as “new-year visits”. New clothing are usually worn to signify a new year. The colour red is liberally used in all decorations. Red packets are given to juniors and children by the married and elders. See Symbolism below for more explanation.

All these festivities may vary from region to region and from family to family.

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