Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, is a traditional Chinese festival.
At the beginning of every new year on the traditional Chinese calendar, observances are held all over the country.
These days, residents have been busy preparing for the festival, creating an atmosphere of the Spring Festival across Chongqing.
Spring Festival shopping
Chinese start their Spring Festival with shopping. As an array of festival goods enters the market, citizens have begun shopping for the festival.
Residents were choosing lanterns, Chinese knots, spring couplets and other essential festival goods in a store.
Citizens were buying festival goods, such as sausage and preserved pork in a market.
Hanging colored lanterns
All streets and lanes in Chongqing have been embellished by dazzling decorative lanterns to create an air of the Spring Festival.
Spring Festival Lanterns light the night of Three Gorges Square in Shapingba district, Chongqing.
On the evening of Jan. 19, citizens and tourists were taking photos and enjoying their time at the red lantern corridor in Jiefangbei.
Citizens and tourists were taking photos and enjoying their time in the red lantern corridor in Jiefangbei on the evening of Jan. 19. The atmosphere of the Spring Festival is growing.
All kinds of folk activities are taking place in Chongqing. There are various observances: temple fairs, New Year’s Eve Dinner, CCTV New Year’s Gala, and the list goes on.
On the evening of Jan. 8, A lively New Year banquet of a thousand people opened near Shimahe, Chongqing’s largest flower market.
A 2020 Spring Festival performance held in Banan district, Chongqing.
Wonderful intangible cultural heritage performance: Mudong Folk Song.
Spring Festival is a cultural phenology for Chinese and stands for the annual migration.
Returning home during the Spring Festival has become our natural instinct. The atmosphere of the festival starts growing from the moment we decide to go home.
On Jan. 18, a little girl lifted up by her father at Chongqing Bei (North) Railway Station.
At Chongqing North Railway Station, a child carries toys and drags luggage, and follow her parents on their way home.