13.01.2009 - 26.01.2009 -10 °C
Well this is what the Chinese call it but we would know it as Chinese New Year. The Chinese love festivals and one of their most popular festivals is the Spring Festival.
This year the Chinese New Year falls on the 26 January 2009. It will be the year of the Ox. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the first month in the lunar calendar. Many people take a week off work. This is China's biggest holiday.
Since boxing day the stores have been transformed and in the supermarkets there are great displays of food and gift items.
Just near the checkouts are huge piles of cartons of items ready to be put on shelves - as soon as the shelves are cleared, they are filled up again.