Chinese New Year parade, Guangzhou, China 03 Oct 2017
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The Spring Festival is by far the largest festival in the Chinese calendar. Also known as chun jie, it marks the beginning of the new year. Celebrations, which begin with a family reunion dinner, typically last four days ending with the Lantern Festival on the fifth day. Forget travelling during this time. Transport networks are full to the brim, with people travelling home to reunite with their families. Visit China on one of Insight Guides trips.