The Spring Festival 2011 is around the corner


The Spring Festival or Chinese lunar New Year 2011 is around the corner, which falls on Feb 03, 2011.
This morning I took a taxi from my office building to the Shichahai ( or Houhai Lake ) North of Beihai Park. On the way I did feel the festival atmosphere of the coming Chinese New Year, the year of Rabbit or Hare.
Most of the flyovers over the crossroads are decorated with banners and posters written with couplets ushering the coming Spring Festival. Chinese knots and lanterns are hung here and there on the main streests with best wishes for the coming new year.
“Migrant birds” are busy preparing for returning home for family reunion in the spring festival travel rush. During this special travel rush each year, ordinary  migrant workers have lowered their expection on human indignity if they can buy train tickets going home.
This year’s Spring Festival travel rush ( Chunyun ) begings from Jan 19, 2011, 15 days before the Chinese lunar new year’s day (Feb 03, 2011), and ends on Feb 27, totalling 40 days. The annual Spring Festivalwitnesses the largest annual human migration in the world!
The flyover is decorated with banners with the couplets ushering in the coming new year.


Again the passover is covered with the banners welcoming the spring festival.
The linked lanterns are lined up on the both sides of the road.
The Chinese knots are hung here and there on the streets.
passing by Beijing Railway Station with huge number of passengers in and out!
Kid, take care on the way home!
East, West, Home is the Best! Go home!

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