PERSONAL NOTE: Yes, as a Chinese, I will miss the celebrations of our Chinese new year, known as Spring Festival in mainland China or Chun Jie. The whole of China is on the move, now is complicated because of the spread of a dangerous virus coming out of Wuhan, the Chicago of China! For this reason, I have delayed my trip to Japan, India and China this February, to be safe! Enjoy the chunjie holidays…peace, steve, usa Jan 22, 2020 Stephenehling@hotmail.com blog – https://getting2knowyou-china.com
The first day of the first lunar month is Spring Festival, the beginning of a new year for China. Spring Festival for the Year of the Rat falls on Saturday.
Spring Festival is China’s biggest extravaganza and a day for family reunion. Being around family members at the turn of the year is a vital ritual for the Chinese people.
Beijing is expected to be the most popular city for travelers during Spring Festival this year, followed by Hangzhou, Chongqing, Xi’an and Chengdu, according to The Spring Festival Travel Forecast Report.
The report was jointly released by Baidu Maps, Ctrip, weather.com and the Comprehensive Transportation Big Data Application Technology Key Laboratory of Transportation Industry. It noted that Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are still the classic tourism destinations, while cities in southern China, such as Chongqing, Xi’an and Chengdu, also are expected to be popular choices for travelers.