Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chinese braces for year of snake celebrations

Chinese year of snake celebrations

Millions of people are celebrating Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year.

The annual Chinese New Year migration will last 40 days starting Sunday January 26 to March 6. The Chinese or Lunar New Year is one of China's most important holidays. An unprecedented number of Chinese will travel this year to spend time with family and friends, making it the world's largest annual migration.

The 2013 Lunar New Year, which begins February 10, ushers in the Year of the Snake. The snake is associated with wisdom, beauty and intelligence but also pride and anger.


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