Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chinese welcome "Year of the Ox"

Hundreds of millions of Chinese geared up to welcome the Year of the Ox on Sunday, packing temple fairs, setting off fireworks and firecrackers and hurrying to train and bus stations to get home for the traditional holiday.The Transport Ministry reported that there were more than 63 million trips made on Saturday alone, as people scurried to get home for what for some is their only holiday of the year.In Shanghai, demand for holidays to Europe and Australia over the Lunar New Year has soared, though the figures for domestic tourism are not so rosy

1 comment:

Aparna (Life Takes) said...

just one holiday?
sad chinese
happy year of oz to them