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Spring Festival, also called the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, is the grandest traditional festival celebrated by Chinese people. Chinese New Year 2014 would fall on Jan 31st, 2014. For celebrating this festival, people would put up couplets, hang red lanterns and play firecrackers delightfully, and everywhere is permeated with holiday atmosphere. Now, ChinaTour.com invites you to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival 2014 on the Great Wall and experience Chinese New Year spree together! Rediscover your sense of wonder on the Great Wall, ponder the legends of Forbidden City in Beijing, immerse yourself in the captivating West Lake in Hangzhou, explore the exquisite Chinese gardens in Suzhou and get a glimpse of the thriving Bund in metropolitan Shanghai.

Tour Highlights

Enjoy affordable price & top-notch service
Explore profound Chinese culture of Spring Festival
Discover the classic Chinese architectural complex
Experience Chinese gardening masterpiece
Rediscover the funky newfangled architectures
Indulge yourself in the Chinese New Year spree
Serve the authentic Imperial Peking Duck Dinner
Stay at the super deluxe 5 star hotels

Chinese Culture

Spring Festival

Spring Festival is one of the most important and ceremonious festival in China, which is from the first day to the 15th day of the first month in the lunar calendar. Spring Festival is to China, what Christmas is to western countries. About one month ahead of the Spring Festival, people will get preparation for it, such as cleaning house, do shopping and making storable food. For celebrating the festival, people will hang couplets and red lanterns onto the doors, and play firecrackers delightfully, and everywhere is permeated with Chinese New Year spree.

The Year of Horse

According to the Chinese zodiac cycle, the year of 2014 is the Year of Horse, from Jan 31st, 2014 to Feb 18, 2015. People born in the Year of Horse is believed to be energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and capable, so this year is supposed to be full of hope and success.

Years of Birth for Horses: 1954, 1966, 1978,1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038

Spring Festival Eve

On the Spring Festival Eve, a family reunion dinner would be served. People working far away from home will get back home for this reunion. On the family union dinner, family member would dine together, and the young would express their best wishes and toast for the elder's health and happiness. On the family reunion dinner, children will get the lucky money from the elder after saying "Happy New Year" to the elders.

Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival is another important festival in China, which marks the end of the spring festival and is celebrated on the 15th of the first month in lunar calendar every year. For celebrating the lantern festival, people would watch splendid lantern shows, guess lantern riddles, watch folk dances and eat sweet dumplings (Yuan Xiao) etc.. Everywhere is fully packed with joyful atmosphere.

Chinese Spring Festival Travel Tips

You had better not carry your visa along with you all the time along the tour. Stocking your visa in the safe after checking in is kindly advised.
Never carry too much cash along your tour. During the Chinese Spring Festival, it would be particularly crowded in the scenic area and on street. Carry less cash to avoid being stolen.
Take care of your belongings whenever you are enjoying the Chinese Spring Festival tours.
Bringing some regular medicine for cold and diarrhea disease is kindly advised.
Never miss strolling along the street at night to enjoy the spree of Chinese New Year.

Learn Chinese to Express Best Wishes for Chinese New Year

Happy New Year新年快乐!Xīn nián kuài lè
Wish you prosperous!恭喜发财!Gōng xǐ fā cái
Everything goes well万事如意!Wàn shì rú yì
May all your wishes come true心想事成!Xīn xiǎng shì chéng
Good luck and everything goes well 吉祥如意!Jí xiáng rú yì
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