Shanghai Airline to broadcast announcements in Shanghai dialect starting New Years Eve

| January 19th, 2012

Starting from Chinese New Year’s eve (falls on 1/22 this year), Shanghai Airline will try to broadcast inflight announcements in very “rich flavored” Shanghai dialect (Shanghainese) on the returning flights from Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan 6 cities.  Airline launched “Shanghai Dialect broadcast in the cabin” service, in order to make the passengers on the plane to feel the deep flavor of Shanghai, let the Shanghai-born travelers to feel the warmth of home.  Official said, if the […]Read more…

Afraid to go home for the New Year

| February 1st, 2011

Chunyun, (春运; Chūnyùn), also referred to as Spring Festival travel season, or Chunyun period, is a period of travel in China with extremely high traffic load around the time of the Chinese New Year.

“Afraid to go home for the New Year”, a song written by He Puxian a drifter singer from Hubei became popular on the Internet recently. In Late January 2011, He Puxian was moved by a family of three walked 266 kilometers home for the Spring Festival (Chinese […]Read more…

A glimpse at Chinese New Year paintings

| February 25th, 2010

From Unicornblog:

There are generally two categories in Chinese ancient paintings methodologically, one is hand-drawn Chinese paintings that are mounted into scrolls, the other is New Year paintings and engraved paintings that adopt block printing.

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550,000 people squeezed into temple to burn incense on Cai Shen Ye’s birthday

| February 19th, 2010

From Netease:

Today is lunar Jan. 5th (Feb. 18), the birthday of Cai Shen Ye (财神爷), Chinese god of wealth. 550,000 people rushed to Guiyuan Temple before dawn to burn incense as a way to welcome Cai Shen Ye, as well as to pray for blessings for the year of Tiger.

In fact, many people from in and out of Wuhan City started to queue up in front of Guiyuan Temple from 7 p.m. last night, waiting to serve Cai Shen Ye. […]Read more…

Family of Four Bikes to Shanghai from Hefei for New Year

| February 14th, 2010

From Qianjiang Evening News:

Family of four, spending 10 days, going through multiple cities regardless of the weather conditions biked (a bike specially designed to allow 4 riders at the same time), started their journey from Anhui (安徽阜阳), has successfully arrived their destination –Shanghai.  Throughout their journey, the bike caught much attention from people, and the journalist finally spotted them around Weihai Road (威海路).  The bike was made by 2 regular bicycles next to each other with one common steering […]Read more…

“Desire to go home, difficult to get a ticket”, Chinese Spring Festival travel season

| February 4th, 2010

From Tianya:

The annual Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) travel season officially began on January 30. According to the information disclosed by the Ministry of Railways 2010 Spring Festival travel season is from January 30 to March 10, about 40 days, 15 days before the New Year, and 25 days after the New Year. According to an authoritative forecast, Spring Festival travel season this year expects 2.5 billion passengers.

 

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