Lunar New Year | Chinese New Year 2019 – According to the local lunisolar calendars, Lunar New Year celebrations – the biggest holiday of the year, starts across Asian cultures based on different dates.
Lunar New Year | Chinese New Year 2019:
On Tuesday Chinese communities started celebrating the Lunar New Year – Chinese New Year 2019, an occasion for families to get together for intimate dinners and welcome the last of the Chinese zodiac’s signs, the pig. As the (Year of the) Dog 2018, overs the 2019 baton to the Pig, families from Beijing to Boston are celebrating by enjoying and shopping everything from dumplings and dresses to digital gadgets. In China, where retailers enjoy a sales boom over the Lunar New Year 2019.
Starting Tuesday, relatives will reunite, red envelopes filled with money will be exchanged and massive feasts will be planned to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Chinese residents travel as part of what is known as “chunyun,” or the Spring Festival travel rush, which covers 40 days between Jan. 21 and Mar. 1. Millions of people are hitting the roads, rails and skies to return home as part of the world’s largest annual mass migration of humans.
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“Of course I’m happy (to go home) and tired at the same time,” Wu said. “It’s a custom in China. I can only dream about getting home in a wink.”
In mainland China, authorities were expecting a total of almost three billion trips by car, train and airlines in the 40 days surrounding the holiday.
Past years of the pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007. Pig-shaped toys and movies in this new year are on high demand.