NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival is a significant time in the Chinese culture. It falls on this Saturday, January 28 and this year's calendar allows for a possible ten-day break. It has more than 4000 years of history. It is the grandest and longest celebrated festival. The preparation starts seven days before the Chinese New Year's Eve and the holiday celebration lasts until Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
The holiday period is also the world's largest annual human migration. 'Chunyun' or spring festival observes millions of outbound travels by the Chinese people. As per Ctrip, China's largest online travel agency, 2017 is predicted to be the "hottest ever" holiday season and the number of outbound trips are expected to surpass last year's total of 6 millions.
This is the year of the Rooster as per Chinese Zodiac. Roosters are known for their independence, eccentricity, time and punctuality. It is believed that this year will challenge us to be more persistent, disciplined and self-sufficient.
To welcome luck, prosperity and abundance, families engage in decluttering their households, planning on big feasts, setting off firecrackers, pasting spring couplets on the entrance, decorating the house with scarlet paper lanterns and exchanging red envelopes of money which are also called red packets, lucky money or 'Hongbao' in Chinese. Children and adults are privileged ones to receive the red packet from the earning members of the family. Employees are also gifted the red envelopes with crisp new notes on the working days before or after the Chinese New Year holidays.
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