About to celebrate the “Chinese New Year”, The most important holiday in China, known by many also as the Spring Festival, there are many travelers who match their trip with these dates on which January 28, 2017 will be the day on which the year begins 4715, which according to the traditional Chinese calendar, corresponds to the Year of the Rooster.
This time of the year is a few days in which the celebrations flood every home, beginning with the traditional New Year's Day to end on the 15th of the first month, in which the Lantern Festival is celebrated.
At this time, everyone who lives outside the home moves home, along with the rest of the family to share these days with them, surrounded by traditional dishes of Chinese cuisine, something that is considered a symbol of good luck. You should keep in mind that due to these transfers, public transport is usually very saturated, so if you are traveling on these dates, it is best to make reservations in advance.
Other typical customs of these dates are cleaning houses with old brooms that are then thrown, throw firecrackers to ward off bad luck or hang red cartels on the doors with poems ...
And although the holidays always unite travelers with locals, if there is something you should keep in mind when planning a trip to China, it is the subject of communication in the broadest sense of the word.
Being this subject target of many darts, some more successful and / or more topical than others, we want to leave you a selection of 10 tips to make a trip to China easier that we believe will help you both in the preparation of the trip and once you are there.
1- In China the word «yes»Does not always mean that something is being affirmed
Contrary to what it may seem, in China this affirmative gesture, as we know it in the West, does not always mean that something is being affirmed. Both can mean the opposite as an expression of surprise or be a gesture that indicates disagreement or disagreement. So the best, if you're asking something, is to ensure that answer by asking at least 5 more times. When you are totally sure of that answer, even so, it is best not to bet everything on a card, just in case ...
Cruise on the Li River to Yangshuo
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