China is a land of festivals and celebrations. It is a country where culture and heritage collide with how people live their daily lives. Here is a sneaky peek of some traditional Chinese festivals and what happens during these times:
More popularly known as Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival is considered the most important festival for the Chinese. It is the time when family members get together, much like how most of the families around the world celebrate Christmas. People who live and work in major Chinese cities go home to their provinces. The days leading to the Spring festival is the busiest time for all transportation systems in China. Red envelopes containing money are given to children and unmarried family members. This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 19.