LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS BEGIN IN CHINA AND ACROSS ASIA

_81077369_51d0e333-2b73-42b7-97ba-56e48617d05cCountries across Asia are beginning Lunar New Year celebrations to welcome in the year of the sheep.

In China, hundreds of millions of people are travelling home in what is considered the world’s biggest annual human migration.

State media says about three billion passenger trips will be made by plane, train and car over the 40-day period.

It is a public holiday in many places with ethnic Chinese populations such as Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.

The festival is known as Tet in Vietnam and Seollal in South Korea, and is traditionally a time to be with family.

For the full article: BBC News

 

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