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World's largest annual migration begins in China for Lunar New Year

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World's largest annual migration begins in China for Lunar New Year

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Hundreds of millions of people in China are heading back to their towns and villages for the start of the Chinese New Year.

It’s being called the world’s largest annual mass migration. Transport officials estimate that Chinese passengers will make 3.62 billion trips over the festive period.

With so much demand, many have struggled to get hold of a train ticket. However everyone is determined to get back to their families in time..

Migrant Lv Zhengting said:“Nowadays, everyone like us who works away from home e is eager to go back and have a reunion dinner and a good Lunar New Year with our parents. People like us who work far from home would feel not good if we cannot go home. That’s it.”

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, begins on January 31 and is celebrated for 15 days.

This coming year will be the Year of the Horse.