Spring festival

Faces full of color: Hindu festival of Holi

Faces full of color: Hindu festival of Holi

Celebrating the arrival of spring, Hindus around the world douse themselves with colored powder
Praying for good fortune at Lunar New Year

Praying for good fortune at Lunar New Year

Worshipers swarm local temples to pray for good luck on Lunar New Year's Day. Here's why
Let my people go: The world's largest annual migration

Let my people go: The world's largest annual migration

A billion Chinese are gearing up for the madness that's Spring Festival
In pictures: Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

In pictures: Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

Millions around the world celebrate the start of the Year of the Tiger, and we have the pictures to prove it
7 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year

7 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year

You're not just going to sit there and watch, are you? Here's how to do the Snake proud
5 Chinese destinations without Spring Festival crowds

5 Chinese destinations without Spring Festival crowds

Escape the Lunar New Year madness and discover the real China
China Spring Festival: A travel survival guide

China Spring Festival: A travel survival guide

Where to go, what to expect and how to take a train ride amid the world’s largest annual migration
20 reasons to visit Shanghai in 2012

20 reasons to visit Shanghai in 2012

China’s mega metropolis will enter its luckiest lunar year, host numerous exciting events and refresh the futuristic skyline
10 best places for plum blossoms in Japan

10 best places for plum blossoms in Japan

Winter is almost over and that means it's time for ume
Welcome the God of Wealth with fireworks and firewater

Welcome the God of Wealth with fireworks and firewater

As the calendar turns to February 18, where will you welcome the God of Wealth for the Year of the Tiger?
Fatal attraction: One man tests his belief in Shanghai fortunetellers

Fatal attraction: One man tests his belief in Shanghai fortunetellers

We compare and contrast 4 different fortunetelling techniques in the run up to Chinese New Year, and receive some scarily consistent prognoses
Babaofan: A sweet and sticky Chinese New Year tradition

Babaofan: A sweet and sticky Chinese New Year tradition

Two Shanghai chefs talk about their favorite Chinese New Year dish and tell you how to do it up yourself
Eat well on Chinese New Year

Eat well on Chinese New Year

Forget gathering the family round the dinner table, this year Chinese New Year banquets are going upscale
How to celebrate the New Year without losing a finger

How to celebrate the New Year without losing a finger

Here's our handy guide to the best fireworks, and the most dangerous, that you'll need to make the New Year festivities go off with a bang
Hugh Jackman to film with Li Bingbing in China

Hugh Jackman to film with Li Bingbing in China

In other Shanghai news: What’s in store for the Year of the Tiger and the city's unlikely visitors
Spring Festival: Trains, planes and a mass migration

Spring Festival: Trains, planes and a mass migration

Although the Chinese New Year is still weeks away, the mass passenger movement is on already as people return to their hometowns for the holidays