|A family looks through the window of the train. The photo was taken by Deng Bo in the Spring Festival Rush in 2002. (Copyrighted picture/ Reprint is prohibited)|
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A family photo that travels
The Spring Festival, also called the Lunar New Year, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for the whole families to get together, which is similar with Christmas Day to the westerners.
The Spring Festival Rush of 2014, also known as Chunyun or Spring Festival Travel Season, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 24, is considered to be the largest annual migration. Tickets demands will far exceed supply during the period.
Millions of people working or studying out of their hometowns will be hurrying home to reunite with families as the Spring Festival approaches. This long-held tradition is the main reason for the rush.
Photographer Deng Bo has taken photos of the Spring Festival Rush for more than ten years. The photo selected above is a real reflection of Chinese people’s eagerness to home before the festival.