New Spring Festival trends reflect a changing China
Updated: 2015-02-25 15:44
72-year-old Wang Fanglong (L) rides a train on Feb 14, 2015, from Hengnan county, Central China's Hunan province, to meet his son Wang Chengyun who has settled down in Guilin, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, for their family reunion during Spring Festival. [Photo/CNR]
Reunion away from home
It's Chinese tradition that people, wherever they are, return to their homeland to celebrate Spring Festival with their family, but this year China saw more people celebrate the traditional holiday away from home.
People who have emigrated out of their hometown and settled down in bigger cities have started inviting their parents to their new home in the city to celebrate together. Or family members traveled from different parts of China or even the world to reunite in a set tourist city to celebrate the Chinese New Year.