New Year in Beijing
The Chinese have always differed from the rest of the world in their special understanding of things and interpretation of their essence. Unsurprisingly, their approach to the holidays looks unusual when compared to conventional norms. For example, the New Year in Beijing can be celebrated twice: both in traditional time and according to the Chinese calendar..
Exotics of the Big East
The traditional Chinese New Year is called the Spring Festival, and its timing depends on the phases of the moon. It usually occurs in the last days of January or in the first half of February. Solemn events last two weeks, and the Lantern Festival becomes their apotheosis.
But the capital and large cities honor the traditions of the rest of the world, and therefore the New Year in Beijing is also celebrated on December 31st. Long before its onset, the city is being decorated: paper lanterns, colorful dragons, colorful illumination and grandiose fireworks - all this awaits fans of oriental exoticism on unforgettable tours.
Shopping on a grand scale
Winter holidays in China are perfect for shopping. It was at this time that the already pleasant prices in Beijing department stores fell like the temperature outside the windows. Sales, called Christmas, smoothly flow into New Year's, and then into New Year's in the Chinese style, involving everyone who happens to be in Beijing on New Year's in a fascinating kaleidoscope. Fur coats and electronics, children's goods and dishes, leather accessories and silk clothes, souvenirs and trinkets - it is difficult to argue with China in terms of a diverse range of shopping centers and prices, given that it is here that the world's major manufacturing factories are located..