Massive Migration in China Ahead of Lunar New Year
Chinese from world over are traveling home to celebrate one of china's most important festival The Chinese Lunar New Year.
The festival falls on January 28th this year, good will message continue to pour in from various nations. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday sent her wishes to those celebrating the festival worldwide through the government's website, pledging to further develop Britain-China relations, which have a stronger basis than ever before.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari also expressed optimism over the strategic partnership between Nigeria and China, noting the two countries had reached a consensus to give full play to corresponding development strategies, strong economic complementarity, and enormous cooperative potential.
Hundreds of passengers at the Beijing West Railway Station are traveling to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, the country’s most important holiday.
Many wore red hats or scarves, the festival colour of good luck. While the total number of holiday travelers is hard to pin down, this is the world’s largest annual migration expert say.
Big cities, like Beijing, and the coastal industrial regions allowed tens of millions of workers who head back to their native hometowns and villages by train, plane, bus, car and motorbike for this family holiday of marathon eating, fireworks and paying respects to relatives.
This year, the festivities start on Friday evening, when the country would bid good bye to the Year of the Monkey and welcomes the Year of the Rooster.