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Chinese New Year reunion is usually celebrated as a time of joy and family bonding. Many look forward to this time of the year (the Eve).
This year might look different for most due to the current situation. Fret not, hope you had a virtual reunion with your family. But if you were able to make it back to your family (usually when it happens), we are glad you were able to make it. The tradition that is sacredly practiced is seen as a sign of respect and love among family members and the value of family bonding.
Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year) is the time for food celebration and family reunions. In the last few days before the New Year, certain foods are practiced to be eaten that day.
The snow-covered “Bamboo and Spring” Village invites visitors to fall in love with its winter wonderland.
When I traveled to Shandong Province in China, one of my favorite stops was Mount Tai. It took about four hours at a steady pace to reach the top of the steps we climbed and we needed to take a few stops to rest. The views at the top made it all worth it. Luckily, we had arrived early enough to be able to take some good pictures before crowds arrived. By the time we were leaving, the mountain was filled with visitors and locals visiting the shrines to pray.