Chunyun - the Spring Festival (or, the Chinese New Year festival) is coming soon. And all over China and the Chinese diaspora people are excited as they prepare for this festival.
As prosperity has spread through China, more and more people can now afford to travel. For most, that means a family re-union somewhere. The Chinese Ministry of Transport has to arrange for lots of extra trains and planes during the 40 day festival period that started this year on February 4. The ministry calculates that Chinese people will make nearly three billion journeys during the chunyun holidays
Railway stations will look like this station in Shizjiazhuang, capital of Henan province:
If you do not know much about this festival, an explanation can be found here: