My First Chinese New Year

My First Chinese New Year

The Spring Festival is a fifteen day celebration where most Chinese people have at least seven days holiday, and within the festival is the beginning of the Chinese New Year. It’s a very special time for Chinese.

For my first year in China, my first Spring Festival began in Shenzhen where I witnessed the effects of the mass migration of workers back to their home cities (see:). Also in Shenzhen I was lucky enough to watch an unimaginable display as every city block was alight with fireworks, with a roof top view, for as far as the eye could see, all that could be seen was a sky filled with color.

My first new year festival ended, just like it started, in a sky a blaze with fireworks but now in the city of Fuyang. Susan and I both so lucky to be treated to a feast of local cuisine and Chinese specialities followed by a front row seat to a kerbside fireworks show.

wait for update with photos and video to come……