2018 Spring Festival

2018-02-09 09:55 GMT+8

Spring Festival is the time of year when children become “rich” again. It has been a long tradition that children will receive the “lucky money” as a gift during Chinese New Year.

2018-02-21 15:30 GMT+8

In the 1950s and 60s, people were not sufficiently fed and clothed. 

2018-02-19 21:07 GMT+8

During the Spring Festival, Liu Huimin and other craftsmen set up a furnace and blow liquid iron into it.  

2018-02-19 13:59 GMT+8

As the Spring Festival nears completion, CGTN takes a look at some of the ways people across China have celebrated the festival with local traditions. 

2018-02-20 15:46 GMT+8

There were many moments that made the Spring Festival Gala on Feb. 15 special – the duet between beloved singers Faye Wong and Na Ying, who sang Years together for the first time in two decades, and pop singer Joy Chou's performance – all stood out as highlights. 

2018-02-19 16:50 GMT+8

Subterranean dwelling, a tradition that dates back more than 4,000 years in Sanmenxia in central China’s Henan Province, has drawn tens of thousands of tourists during the Spring Festival break.

2018-02-20 20:54 GMT+8

What is the taste of Spring Festival?

2018-02-17 13:48 GMT+8

The 2018 Datong Lantern Fair is attracting numerous visitors as the whole country celebrates the Spring Festival. 

2018-02-17 16:51 GMT+8

As the Chinese New Year is falling on Friday, CGTN asked people from around the world about their views of the festival, and what they wish for in the upcoming Year of the Dog.

2018-02-15 21:11 GMT+8

Pasting Spring Festival couplets on doors is one of the oldest Chinese New Year traditions to invite good luck for the upcoming year.

2018-02-15 12:11 GMT+8

China Central Television (CCTV) Building has become a canvas for the high-tech light show for the Chinese Spring Festival. By transforming the office building into a giant lantern, the light show aims to mesmerize passersby with a kaleidoscope of colors and dynamic visual transitions.

2018-02-14 16:13 GMT+8

CCTV's Spring Festival Gala is utilizing 4K resolution cameras to provide viewers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong and Guizhou provinces with Ultra HD viewing options on cable television's CCTV section.

2018-02-12 12:37 GMT+8

As we clock into the Chinese New Year, anticipation for the annual Spring Festival Gala, or Chunwan, is mounting. The gala, produced by China Central Television (CCTV), has accompanied generations since 1983. 

2018-02-11 17:02 GMT+8

Pictures and symbols for New Year are widely used in China during Spring Festival. They are traditionally printed with woodblocks, but the production has now been taken over by modern machines. 

2018-02-09 22:11 GMT+8

Starting Friday, most Chinese families will kick off a series of rituals to welcome the Lunar New Year. The traditions that have been inherited and maintained for thousands of years, bear with them the culture of the nation.

2018-02-09 08:56 GMT+8

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we explore what it means to be The Dog, 2018's zodiac animal. 

2018-02-12 19:01 GMT+8

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Since domestication, dogs have been our friends, playmates, protectors and caregivers. 

2018-02-07 18:16 GMT+8

China Central Television (CCTV) on Monday held its first full rehearsal for the 2018 Spring Festival Gala.

2018-02-05 22:00 GMT+8

Data from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) showed Wednesday that Chinese citizens spent a record 926 billion yuan in shops and restaurants during the Spring Festival holiday-which just ended-up 10.2 percent from last year. Quality consumption became a highlight of this year’s holiday spending.

2018-02-22 21:51 GMT+8

Dressed in traditional Han Chinese costumes, a group of children aged 7 to 10 are sending New Year wishes and little gifts these days to visitors in the Wuhou Temple, one of the popular tourist attractions in Chengdu, provincial capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.

2018-02-22 10:57 GMT+8

I overheard a piece of amusing conversation when two Americans and me were in the waiting room for the dentist appointment. Well, it is not a tradition to see a dentist during the Spring Festival, but this kind of activity may indicate a new tradition for a week-long Spring Festival holiday: more businesses are open as opposed to none or fewer previously, and people can actually do things during the Spring Festival holidays.

2018-02-22 15:18 GMT+8

Chinese New Year’s Eve is all about festive family feats, with social media in the country usually inundated with snaps of dishes people emptied to mark the Lunar New Year. However, one online prankster found himself in a pickle after posting pictures of exotic and endangered animals he claimed he had for dinner, causing a stir on China’s Twitter-like Weibo and prompting law enforcers to investigate the allegations.

2018-02-20 15:08 GMT+8

Amongst many other Chinese traditions, taking family portraits appears to still be common – despite the smartphone boom.

2018-02-17 22:18 GMT+8

It's the second day of the Chinese New Year, and the annual celebrations are in full motion. China's rich culture and traditions are on full display during the Spring Festival, and the Longtan Park Temple Fair is among those traditions.

2018-02-17 21:50 GMT+8

Winter sports are becoming increasingly popular in northeast China for the New Year celebration, at a time when millions of Chinese head home for a reunion with their families and friends. 

2018-02-17 22:01 GMT+8

More than 70 percent of Singapore’s population is ethnic Chinese, so the lunar New Year is celebrated on a large scale in the city-state. Street markets line the historical district of Chinatown, buildings are decorated in red, and families come together for meals and gatherings.

2018-02-17 21:37 GMT+8

In the Spring Festival Gala 2018, the focus has been on traditional culture, along with the usual singing, dancing, traditional instrumental music, Chinese operas, comedies and martial arts.

2018-02-16 00:16 GMT+8

The 2018 Spring Festival Gala, or Chunwan in Chinese, is being watched by millions of Chinese worldwide, as families and friends get together to bid farewell to the old, and usher in the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Dog.

2018-02-15 21:01 GMT+8

On the eve of Lunar Chinese New Year, a group of special guests also sent out their wishes.

2018-02-15 14:59 GMT+8

The Chinese Spring Festival falls on Feb. 16 this year. And, as usual, China Central Television's (CCTV) Spring Festival Gala is a trending topic on social media, with plenty of speculation over what performers and programs will appear.

2018-02-15 20:42 GMT+8

Government crackdown and intense campaigns have reduced shark fin soup consumption in China by more than 80 percent, according to a report based on government data and WildAid's survey released today. 

2018-02-15 14:51 GMT+8

‍This is the time of the year when one-fifth of humanity celebrate the Spring Festival, the beginning of the new year according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

2018-02-15 16:36 GMT+8

Standup comedian routines are usually always topical and often have a political edge. That became very clear on Chinese New Year - the same day as a tragic shooting at a Florida high school which left at least 17 dead. The New Year is traditionally marked by firecrackers and Chinese comedian Joe Wong jokingly asked policemen; Why is it in America guns are illegal and fireworks are not? 

2018-02-15 16:17 GMT+8

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave his warm wishes to the Chinese people in Chinese on Thursday, the day before the Spring Festival. The leader wished the Chinese people good health, happiness and success in the upcoming new year.

2018-02-15 13:03 GMT+8

In recent years, many people living in the chilly north of China, especially the elderly, have preferred to spend winter and Chinese New Year in Hainan, the country's southernmost province, due to its warm climate and leisurely lifestyle.

2018-02-15 10:15 GMT+8

The 15-day Spring Festival holiday period in China is filled with food, family reunions and traditions, but we would be remiss to forget about the superstitions that some Chinese hold to ward off bad luck.

2018-02-15 10:14 GMT+8

A primer for 2018 Spring Festival Gala

2018-02-15 11:03 GMT+8

With the Lunar New Year only one day away, have you ever wondered what Chinese people have for dinner on this very special occasion?

2018-02-14 20:15 GMT+8

Canton Tower, one of the most well-known landmarks of Guangzhou City in southern China’s Guangdong Province, celebrated the New Year with not only colorful lights but also a unique drone show.

2018-02-15 01:36 GMT+8

The Empire State Building in New York City turned red and gold to celebrate the coming Chinese Spring Festival on Tuesday. The color lights would also shine on Thursday, which marks the Spring Festival Eve for the Chinese Year of the Dog.

2018-02-14 12:35 GMT+8

Time controlling and further polishing all parts are the top priorities for the Spring Festival Gala, Yang Dongsheng, director of the gala said during an interview with CGTN.

2018-02-14 12:37 GMT+8

The 2018 Spring Festival Gala is set to begin at 20:00 BJT precisely on the Spring Festival’s Eve, and it had the last round of rehearsals on Tuesday.

2018-02-14 18:03 GMT+8

Guangzhou, which has the romantic name of “Flower City,” is celebrating the Chinese New Year with – what else – flower fairs. 

2018-02-14 17:58 GMT+8