It's Time to Welcome the Lunar New Year

  • It's Time to Welcome the Lunar New Year

It's Time to Welcome the Lunar New Year

Last year, 6.15 million Chinese travelers took worldwide trips, a 7 percent increase from 2016, with overseas spending estimated to amount to about 100 billion yuan (nearly $16 billion).

On the big screen in the field, the "Happy New Year" greeting, written in Chinese characters were flashed time and again. According to Asian astrology, your year of birth and the animal it represents influences your personality traits. The event will include a Chinese tea ceremony and Chinese calligraphy, as well as live traditional Chinese music and Chinese Opera.

Shoppers buy Mandarin oranges at a New Year market in Hong Kong.

The history of Spring Festival in China is over four thousand years old.

He added that, in Singapore, some indicators of Chinese New Year spending that give him signals for the health of the economy are the demand for gift baskets and hampers and the queues for bakkwa - a sweet barbecued pork jerky in Singapore which sells for about $38 (S$50) per kilogram, and gets more expensive the closer it gets to the actual holiday.

This week, many people across B.C. and beyond are preparing for the Lunar New Year, which takes place on Friday, Feb. 16. People might decorate their houses with red paper cutouts, banners and New Year paintings, many of which this year will be dog-themed. Various dishes including meat, vegetables, soup and candies are placed on the table including the most essential: fish.

"The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society's less powerful members", the Astrology Club says. For children, the Spring Festival means more than a break from school and enjoying fireworks and traditional lion dances: they also receive red envelopes of "lucky money" from elders. In addition, every street, building and house is decorated with New Year couplets and lanterns. Among the travellers, most of the post-1970s and 80s generation travellers will use the opportunity to spend time with families, and popular destination cities are Sanya, Beijing, Xiamen, Guangzhou and Kunming.

Travellers have booked voyages to more than 68 nations and regions, the report said, with Thailand, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Nordic countries among the top destinations. Emei Mountain in Sichuan Province, near Chengdu; Huashan Mountain, near Xi'an; or Huangshan Mountain, west of Shanghai, are all accessible yet serene.