Lunar New Year in numbers

The Lunar New Year, also known in China as Chunyun (‘Spring Festival’), this year falls on Saturday, January 28, and is the occasion of the world's largest annual migration

January 27, 2017 4:47 PM (UTC+8)
  • ... are expected to be made over the holiday season, according to the National Development and Reform Commision. Photo: AFP / Imaginechina
    ... are expected to be made over the holiday season, according to the National Development and Reform Commision. Photo: AFP / Imaginechina
  • The standard public holiday period for mainland Chinese. Photo: AFP
    The standard public holiday period for mainland Chinese. Photo: AFP
  • Chinese New Year has been celebrated for over 4,000 years. Photo: AFP / The Holbarn Archive / Leemage
    Chinese New Year has been celebrated for over 4,000 years. Photo: AFP / The Holbarn Archive / Leemage
  • The traditional holiday period. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
    The traditional holiday period. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
  • This many Chinese tourists are expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, according to Ctrip. Photo: Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha
    This many Chinese tourists are expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, according to Ctrip. Photo: Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha
  • The duration of the travel rush around Lunar New Year, according to official sources. Photo: AFP/Fred Dufour
    The duration of the travel rush around Lunar New Year, according to official sources. Photo: AFP/Fred Dufour
  • Box office takings during China's standard 7-day public holiday in 2016, according to Xinhua. Photo: Reuters / Jason Lee
    Box office takings during China's standard 7-day public holiday in 2016, according to Xinhua. Photo: Reuters / Jason Lee
  • ... watched CCTV's New Year Gala, an annual government-run variety show, in 2016, according to Xinhua. Photo: AFP / Imaginechina
    ... watched CCTV's New Year Gala, an annual government-run variety show, in 2016, according to Xinhua. Photo: AFP / Imaginechina
  • The amount overseas Chinese vacationers spend during the holiday, according to Caixin Media. Photo: Reuters / Kim Hong-Ji
    The amount overseas Chinese vacationers spend during the holiday, according to Caixin Media. Photo: Reuters / Kim Hong-Ji
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